As we approach February, it’s hard to ignore the stuff in the store for Valentine’s Day. This year think about how you can show love without giving people stuff. We can spend time with our loved ones. We can do something for them. Our time is the best present of all.
My husband and I do not go out on Valentine’s Day on a date. I plan a special family meal. I use the pretty plates and glassware. I bake cookies. Sometimes, we make each other Valentine’s Card or write letters to one another. One year, my husband and I wrote things we love about each other and gave that as gifts. (Yes, I do appreciate chocolate, too, but I still have the letters and not the chocolate.)
You can do this with your spouse and your children. You can plan ahead and make cards for grandparents and special people in your life with your children. Remember those who lost a spouse this year and send them a note or plan a visit and take them cookies or candy.
You can spread love throughout the month, and it does not have to be a commercialized holiday. Love is something to celebrate all year long!
Tell me how you can show love.
Wednesday – Declutter the Entryway
Thursday – Declutter the Dining Room
Menu Plan for Monday – Hamburgers with a side salad
Weekly Home Blessing – Wash the Sheets
- Make Your Bed (Do this as soon as you get up.)
- Get Dressed Down to Your Shoes
- Swish and Swipe
- Start Your Laundry
- Decide on Dinner
- Check Your Calendar
- Start the Day off with a Shiny Sink. Don’t leave the breakfast dishes sitting.
- Daily Movement for 15 Minutes
School: Read aloud as a family.
- Eat Lunch
- Clear off One Hot Spot
- Reboot the Laundry
- Declutter for 15 Minutes (Be sure to have your children declutter, too.)
- Drink Your Water