Ever notice that the month of February is always represented with a love heart or love hearts? Not sure what I’m talking about? Go to Google, type February and hit search. Then click on the images tab. See all the love hearts? Is that all February is about – Valentines Day? Valentines Day is one day in the month! I feel sorry for all the other days that might like to be known for something else! In fact, I did a little digging and here are just some of the other things that will be happening in February.
12-18 Duchenne Awareness Month
28 Pancake Day
That’s quite a few things happening this month besides Valentines Day and there are more! On a personal note, I would have to add my youngest sister’s birthday on the 26th.
I have to say that on reflection and after looking at all these special days, awareness months and occasions I think perhaps the L♥ve Heart IS a good representation for the month. All the days above are about love, compassion, kindness and caring for people and the environment.
Love, compassion and kindness are the anchors of life.
So let’s look at today – 14 February
It is Library Lovers Day – Libraries from across Australia sharing the #librarylove.
It is Sweetheart Day – a day that is held annually on February 14th to raise funds towards fighting childhood heart disease. All proceeds go towards HeartKids, a national organisation that focuses on funding vital medical research as well as improving the lives of Aussie kids with childhood heart disease. Did you know that 8 babies a day (A DAY!) are born with a heart defect in Australia? Why not share the l♥ve today and check out what you can do to help out.
And of course it’s Valentines Day. St Valentine’s Day is an annual festival to celebrate romantic love, friendship and admiration. Every year on 14 February people celebrate this day by sending messages of love and affection to partners, family and friends. Mostly though, it is known to be a day to celebrate love and romance.
Valentines Day is a lovely thought – a chance to make your special person feel special, loved and appreciated – but I think we need to be careful to not leave all of that JUST to this one day each year. It should be a priority and should happen on a regular basis – in order to have a strong and healthy relationship.
Happy Valentines Day to YOU! I hope your special person makes you feel loved and appreciated and if you don’t have a special person right now then I hope you love yourself sick today or give some loving to a good friend and make them feel special!
Ciao for now,
Linking up today with ‘Kylie Purtell – Capturing Life‘ for #IBOT