We all count love in different ways. For my husband, it's all about doing stuff to show me he loves me. While I'm still rolling out of bed in the morning, he'll have the driveway shovelled, the car heated up, coffee made in my fave to-go cup and our kids' lunches made. Boom. There's me, still rolling out of bed.
While I appreciate all the little things he does on the daily, I probably don't appreciate them quite as much as I should. For me, it's all about the feeeelings. I mean, he could perform this lifesaving morning routine for me for 2 weeks straight but if he forgets to hug me one day when I get home from work I'm like, 'You don't love me. You must not love me. I can't believe we've been together for this long and you still don't love me.' He's left standing in the kitchen, dinner made, wondering how he could possibly hug me whilst holding a spatula in one hand and a glass of wine (for me) in the other. It all seems so ridiculous now that I write it down. Okay, fine, he must really love me.
Whatever you think of Valentine's Day, you have to admit that it's a great way to show your loves how much you really care. If you're more of a do-er, maybe opt for something a little more feels-y (think poetry, hearts and sparkly things). If you're the touchy feely type, maybe try a little practical magic (a Dyson hairdryer or a pair of sweet shades are sure to set A-type hearts a-flutter). And if you're celebrating solo this V-day, treat yoself to something special like a handbag or anything Sunday Riley from Sephora - after all, loving yourself is THE most important thing of all.
Happy Valentine's, beauties - hope you're feeling the L-O-V-E.
1. Heart Hoodie Sweater, $32, BabyGap | 2. Lulujo Hearts Blanket, $17.99, Hudson's Bay | 3. Gund Starflower Unicorn, $34, Hudson's Bay | 4. Onesies, H&M | 5. Valentine's Chocolate Box, $10, Purdys | 6. Jelly Belly Mixed Emotions Jellybeans, $4.24, Hudson's Bay | 7. Heart Take Home Set, $37.99, babyGap