Surprises are one of my favorite things. And this morning, I got a doozie. My husband--thoughtful man that he is!--decorated the kitchen in St-Valentine's Day splendor before he took off for work.
Banners and ribbons and cards now decorate one corner of my little world.
Funny thing, though. It's doesn't seem quite so small this morning. In fact, it felt pretty darned huge as I stumbled into my kitchen looking for my coffee pot and walked into a celebration instead. It made me smile. It lightened my heart. It made me stop in my tracks and appreciate the little things that my husband does for me every day. Because let's face it, having a day to celebrate your love for another is great, but it's more important to love and appreciate them on a regular basis. Not just one day a year.
Sometimes that's hard. Escpecially when your significant other does something that makes you want to pull your hair out. Or kick something. But at those times--because invariably they will come--I try to remember that I do things that drive him crazy too. It's all about give and take, isn't it?
And thank God for that. If we were perfect, after all, life would be pretty darned boring.
What are you doing to celebrate the person you love today?
The old adage. . .time flies when you're having fun. . .truly fits today. Time has flown while I've been busy writing. And now, the day has finally arrived! My debut novel in the Dragonfury series, FURY OF FIRE, hits cyberspace and book shelves today.
Very exciting! And, to be honest, a little nerve-wracking as I embark on a new adventure as a published author. But beyond the butterflies in the pit of my stomach, I'm thrilled to introduce you to the half-dragon, half-human warriors portrayed in the book. I hope you enjoy the crazy bunch as much I do writing them.
I have some cool stuff happening over the next couple of weeks (guest blogs, contests, giveaways), so I'll keep you updated both here and on my website