Happy belated Valentine’s Day! What did you do to celebrate? Dinner out with your sweetie? Dinner IN with your honey? Something simple? Something tradition- al? Do you go in for those mushy store bought greeting cards or do you make a one of a kind valentine for your loved one? I learned a long time ago not to go overboard for Valentine’s Day and here’s why… A little Romance can be found EVERYDAY if you know where to look for it…
One of the things that made me fall in love with my husband way back when was the fact that he is an artist. And artists look at the world through their own unique set of lenses. HIS lenses just happened to be a camera which has trained his eye into seeing the bigger picture both in his work and in life.
Finding everyday romance isn’t that hard to find. It’s everywhere! It’s in the weather, the change of seasons, an exchanged glance or a smile with your dearly beloved, a pat on the back or hand (or behind) as you pass by.
I never tire of watching Max do, well, just about anything… Here he is playing in the blizzard of 2013.
There’s romance in the simple and the grand and glorious moments of every day.
The secret to finding them is keeping your heart open to new experiences and being willing to learn from those around you.
Honey, if you’re reading today… Thank you for showing me by example how to find a little romance everyday! I love you! xo
I can’t finish this letter to you without sharing my latest ” farmgirl romance ” experience with you!
Michelle with the red hand bag and her mom Merrilyn
Yesterday I met a farmgirl sister and her daughter ” in downtown Plymouth for some shopping and a looooong get to know you cup of coffee while we shared a slice of delicious homemade blueberry pie. It was wonderful! Merrilyn and I have been emailing back and forth for a while and when she knew she would be in MA visiting her daughter Michelle ( who is bravely fighting the good fight against breast cancer) she planned a trip to Plymouth so we could meet each other. Now, that’s farmgirl romance at its best when we get to meet our ‘ friends from afar ” in person isn’t it? Merrilyn traveled from Alaska to be here. Mary Jane Butters, if you’re reading today THANK YOU for creating the Farmgirl Sisterhood. I wonder how many hundreds if not thousands of new friendships have been born because of it?
How do you find everyday romance in your life? No matter what your circumstances the best way to start is by falling in love with yourself and life as you know it today. Don’t waste another minute! I promise you you’ll be on your way to finding that romance really is an everyday thing!
Until our next shoreline visit~
Much love to all of my sisters!
P.S. Please gather up your prayers and good thoughts for Merrilyn, her daughter Michelle and her family as she starts treatment next week.