Valentine’s Day

Posts with the ‘Valentine’s Day’ tag

A Daffy Valentine

Perennial Hope Every spring, the daffodils (or daffys, as a New Zealand friend calls them) astound me. They return each year to greet me with their sunny dispositions. First, their green shoots peek through the grey, sleepy soil. The glimpse of green is always an unexpected sign of hope in the midst of a chilly, […]

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Flowers For More Than a Day

Valentine’s Day arrives in a few days. That means countless flowers will be delivered to offices and homes on Friday. I spent many years as a single dreading every ding of the office door as fragrant deliveries arrived. Flowers, candy, balloons, stuffed animals galore. All. Day. Long. If you are not looking forward to Friday, […]

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3 Ways to Bloom on Valentine’s Day

Valentine‚Äôs Day can be one of the loneliest days of the year. Many people dread it due to their current single status: still waiting to meet their mate, widowed, or divorced. The numerous workplace floral deliveries on February 14th. The office door and its echoing ding engages momentary excitement that maybe this time the flowers […]

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Valentine Expectation

The combination of expectation and Valentine’s Day often results in large and small emotional wounds. Following a recent conversation, a mental light bulb switched on. Unmet expectations and fear are the greatest enemies of healthy relationships. My Expectation I realize I have expectations in every relationship – actions or words from friends, relatives, spouse, and […]

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