a day to love

9:56 am -- every valentine's day, i'm determined to find things and people to love extra well, regardless of my relationship status. i think it's sad how much anti-happiness there is because there's so much emphasis on the dating aspect of valentines.

i wanted to write a valentine post today, but had no idea what to write about. so i started keeping a log during the day of these valentine-related things.

9:37am (yeah, i realize that one already happened)
my teacher ryan woodward and his wife brought us all donuts! and i added chocolate milk : )

10:02 am
my friend simini posted something adorable for her parents.

10:52 am
in the ladies' room, i found sweet little post-its on the mirror. i found out it was part of this. kind of lovely.

11:04 am
i am specifically trying to smile at everyone i see today. it's working pretty well so far. and i'm happier, too...i used to do this all the time; why don't i reinstate that habit?

11:28 am
i got distracted watching this video.

11:46 am
'harappa'  by e.s. posthumus lulled me to sleep in the animation lab. i woke up at 11:52. it was a soothing little nap

2:12 pm
went to eat tasty food with nikki, and the clouds were BEAUTIFUL. the day just felt...good. on the way back, i experienced a tiny hail storm. quite the interesting phenomenon

3:24 pm
wish i could say i spent that hiatus being productive...but alas, i was better spending my time eating good food, fabulous chocolate, chatting with friends, and drawing jamba juices with sad faces on them.

4 pm
went to class and had a fun time joking with my classmates; i also appreciated talking to my teacher jake parker about how to get out of artist slumps and realized how fortunate i am to have such awesome professors.

i stopped keeping track after that...but you get the idea.

i was also very fortunate to be the recipient of various valentine surprises from some of my dearest friends, as well as from others whom i was pleasantly surprised.

it was also good to hang out with some of my girl friends and made me realize how grateful i am to have such wonderful people in my life.

the night proved to be difficult and didn't end quite like i had planned, but tomorrow is a new day.

{image via here}


Heather Tolley said...

Loved this post! So fun. I need to show it to my husband. He's still bitter about V-days from when he was single.

Barbaloot said...

I'm glad I got to see you at the end of the day! Hope today day is less emotionally insane:)

I love ES Posthumus. They're really good to have the ipod for long runs.

L0thar said...

Mine ended with me going to bed around 10pm (unheard of!) with a mini-migraine... not exactly how I envisioned my Valentine's would end, but at least I'm well rested today!

Katherine Chipman said...

I love this post! Thanks for sharing! :)

Breanne Ackerman said...

Thanks so much for your post. I agree and ran into some very bitter people that day, and also tried to reflect on love in general and its many blessings. I was blessed to spend part of the night with Floyd, the greatest example of love and charity I know, and to reflect on all that he has taught me. We were also able to visit a friend of ours who is really struggling and hopefully helped him feel loved. I was grateful for the evening and its blessings as well with friends that I have grown to love so much. I am so grateful for the power of love and the blessings it provides in my daily life. My friend, Michelle and I have had this philosophy on life for several years, "It's all about the love" which I find to be so true- all about Heavenly Father's love, our Savior's love, our love for each other, and also for ourselves. Love is indeed a very motivating factor and when practiced brings more love. I just love that! Thank you for sharing your love and His love with me (and so many others) as you have lived your life as an instrument in His hands.

Jenny said...

Well, apparently Breanne was signed into my computer last, obviously that last comment was from me and not her, sorry about that.