Saturday, February 13, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day

Instead of worrying about whether or not someone buys me flowers for Valentine's Day, I purchased some for myself yesterday. They are pretty.

Tomorrow a friend and I shall go visit another friend who has been hospitalized for quite a while. That should effectively eliminate any thoughts I have of self-centered worry about how I am not getting my full share of what I think I ought to be getting out of life.

I always remember one of my first sober Valentine's Days... I was crying in a meeting because I had not gotten anything for Valentine's Day. Back then I was young and attractive enough to get away with such shenanigans. Old Denny (God rest his soul) got up and left the meeting. I hadn't noticed until a few minutes later when he returned. He had gone to the nearest 7-11 and purchased me a card, a box of candy and a big old Valentine's balloon. That was about the sweetest thing ever.

You know what? I would actually rather be where I am today than where I was back then. The age, the wrinkles and all. I'd rather buy my own flowers than be hysterical because I had crazy expectations that somehow didn't work out they way I wanted. I do miss the old guys like Denny B. though.

God Bless You Denny B... hope to see you in that big meeting in the sky some day - but not too soon.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

There are lots of Denny B's around. Thank you letting us know about one of them.

Happy Valentine's day to you, MC.

Peggy G said...

Love your flowers, love your honesty. I read some of your SOLD! post to my husband and we had a nice laugh. It all keeps us humble when we let it. Thanks for sharing your experience, strength and hope. Have a happy day.

Hope said...

That is a beautiful bouquet of flowers. The first time I got flowers for Valentine's Day I told my best friend that if she could get my boyfriend (who was from a different culture and had never heard of valentine's day) to buy me a dozen roses I would give her half of them. She did and I did. Somehow that bouquet never meant too much to me.

dAAve said...

awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

Scott W said...

Sweet! Happy Valentines Day!

Kim A. said...

I love a good Valentine's Day story. The flowers you bought are lovely. I'm glad you bought them!

Happy Valentine's Day.

namaste

Lou said...

Being comfortable in our own skin is truly a blessing. I've only gotten there myself in the last couple of years.

Pam said...

Will you be my valentine?

Trailboss said...

The flowers are beautiful. I am missing my hubby being out of town today but he is in my heart. That's the most important thing for me. Plus I have my daughter here and get to see my grand babies today!

Syd said...

I think that everyone likes to have something special related to love, whether it is on this day or just as a regular thing. Thanks for Denny B.

Ed G. said...

Sending you thoughts of love and flowers and ever other little thing that would make you happy.

Blessings and aloha...