Pamela Llano Zesty Mom
It’s my 43rd Valentines Day, and by 6:30 PM, I was in my PJs with a cocktail and a box of Girl Scout Cookies, hanging out painting and collaging in my garage with my dog and cat at my feet.
It sounds like a sad story, but I’m actually quite content. More than that...I’m really, really happy.
Even though my Valentine is 350 miles away, I don’t feel alone. That’s an odd thing for me, because historically, I’ve been prone to putting a lot of expectations around celebrations and occasions, and then suffering woeful disappointment when things didn’t work out the way I expected.
Danielle LaPorte talks a lot about seeking out the way you want to feel, rather than the external factors, and I think that’s actually some pretty good advice.
What I want to feel is joyful~ the sense of prosperity and abundance~ love.
And I do. I feel all of those things in my life.
So even if I don’t get to spend the official holiday of romance with my Sweetheart, I’m OK. He’s way more than my Valentine~ he’s my friend and my partner~ like a true, for real partner~ and I’m blessed that he shows me so much love, support and encouragement every day, that my heart is full and I feel it even when he’s not here.
I’ve heard people dismiss Valentines Day in the past because we should really show our love all the time, and I always felt that even though that was a nice sentiment, I liked presents. But now, I get it. It’s way more than a day. (Although I still do like presents)
So, tonight, it’s me and some furry friends, who I also love very much. For some reason, even though they love me, neither of my teenage children were all that excited about my proposal of going ice skating with their mom on V-day. Whatever.
I considered going to watch some friends belly dance, but at the time they were leaving for the show, I was enjoying the sunny day tending seedlings and hunting slugs in my garden.
So, I went for a ride on my bike to watch the sunset and came home to make art in my garage with my animal companions. I’m looking forward to romantic post holiday celebrations when my Sweetheart gets back to town, but in the mean time, this is definitely the best I’ve ever felt on Valentines Day.
I'm all about sharing the love, and since I think love and laughter are quite nicely entwined, below I'm sharing a few things that are making me giggle~
Hope you all had a very happy and love filled day!
Who is Zesty Mom?
I'm an Artist, Writer, Funschooling Facilitator, Empowered Living Advocate, Wanna-be Organic Gardening Foodie, Travel Loving Life Explorer, Former Goat Herding Chicken Lady, and Full Time Mamacita Extraordinaire to a Couple of Cage Free Kids.
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