February 10, 2011

Lovey Dovey

heart on a string{image via}

Love is definitely in the air…or at least in the aisles of my local drug store, grocery store and florist. It’s that time of year when everything is pink and red, hearted up, dusted with glitter or chocolate covered. Some people live for Valentine’s Day…proudly rubbing their love in the world’s face while others loathe its very existence. I’ve always kind of liked the holiday. Maybe it started in elementary school when everybody, regardless of “popularity,” got the same number of valentines stuffed into his or her shoebox mailbox. Maybe I just like to eat candy and it’s a good excuse.

candy hearts{image via}

No matter how you feel about February 14th, I hope that it is a day in which you feel loved.

snail love

Finally, I just had to share this sweet image of snails, partly because it captures the “awww” factor so well, but also because it reminds me of my great-grandmother. Her famous (and often repeated) mantra in life was “the best way to go fast is to go slow.” I wish she were still alive so I could ask her exactly where & how this thought originated.

My parents say it to me now, especially when I complain that I’m not making progress in life as quickly as I’d like (i.e. checking things off some magical list of what I should have accomplished by now). I think it’s definitely fitting when it comes to matters of the heart too. Love is a marathon, not a sprint and I have a feeling that when we come to the end of it all, we’ll be glad we took our time getting there.

Happy Thursday you loveable thing you!