Flowers and chocolate are just a bonus

I love Valentine’s Day.  When my kids were young, we used to get out the glue, red, purple, pink and white construction paper, paper doilies and glitter.  We’d spend every evening for a week making all of our valentines cards. Often we baked and decorated cookies to go with them.  It was so much fun, and cost next to nothing.  Valentines Day doesn’t have to be commercial. It can just be about doing something with someone you love.  Curing up on the couch and reading a story together, making someone’s favorite dish for dinner, taking a few minutes out of a busy work day to call and say those three little words we all like to hear. Flowers and chocolate are nice, but they’re just a bonus.  The real gift is having people in your life that you love.