The entire month of February is FILLED with Friendship and Love…with Valentine’s Day smack dab in the middle!
I admit, I’m not a fan of the “romantic” holiday…but mostly because there’s no one to smother with cheesy sentiment! I am however, a complete fan of love, relationships, marriage…it does my heart good to see people respect and support one another. My parents…my brother and his wife…my daughters and their boyfriends…my girlfriends and their significant others. I am thrilled that they’ve all found relationships that fulfill them and I’ll celebrate their love for one another this Valentine’s Day with a toast to their continued happiness.
AND, should I ever find that romantic love again…I’m totally embracing everything CHEESY and WONDERFUL about February 14th!!!
But besides the 14th, February is FILLED with love and friendship.
This weekend, I’m volunteering with Dartmouth O’Regan’s KIA and their #FeedYourSoul project. We’ll be heading out to the Atlantic Superstores (at Braemar Drive in Dartmouth and Bayer’s Lake in Halifax) to collect donations for Feed Nova Scotia. There is nothing I love more than giving back and this is an awesome initiative by the folks at KIA. If you’re in the Halifax/Dartmouth area this Saturday from 12-3…please visit us. If anyone is cleaning out their pantries this week, I’m happy to come to you to pick up food donations, or you can drop into KIA on Windmill Road and drop them off in the showroom. If you aren’t in the area, see what you can do this month to give a little back to your community…nothing feeds the soul more than giving back!
This year, to honour and celebrate some women in my life, I’m throwing a Galentine’s Day party ala Leslie Snopes from Parks and Recreation (but without the waffles because it’s in the evening)! I’ll tell you a bit more about it as we get closer to the date but know this…there will be much laughter…and much love…gathered in friendship! February 13th is Galentine’s Day…take a moment to let your friends know how awesome they are!
A Month of Birthdays:
Later in the month, my first-born turns 25 and while the sheer size of that number makes me feel incredibly old, I’m reminded of what an exciting age and time it is for her! She’s living an adventurous life in Ottawa as she’s in the final semester of her translation degree and next, will be hitting the road in search of a J.O.B! For her birthday, a number of friends will be heading away for the weekend to celebrate along with her…I’ll be there in spirit! In the meantime, I’ve purchased her tickets to go see John Mayer in April. So, she’s totally Loving me this month!!!
Also celebrating this month…my brother turns 50, my Dad celebrates another year, my youngest turns 17 and one of my best girlfriends and one of my favourite guys will be blowing out an extra candle on their dessert! February is blocked solid celebrating so many people I love!
On my “downtime” this month, I’ll be spending a bit of time with some amazing volleyball parents as we cheer on our daughters! This group of parents are really quite special…I truly enjoy spending time with them and look forward to the season ahead.
As well, I’ll be heading out for drinks and dinner with some high school friends, and also going to see a girlfriend of mine perform at Stayner’s Wharf on Saturday night! And who knows what else the month will bring!
Spread the Love:
Take a little time this month…online or in person…to spread a little Kindness, Love & Friendship…it all goes a long way to making each and every day that much better!