Friday, February 13, 2009

appreciation

When I first saw these heart-shaped pizzas advertised by Papa Johns, my initial reaction was "You've got to be kidding me; he'd better do better than Papa Johns!" (and I have no doubt that by now Todd would not actually try to pass this off as my valentine). But in the next second I realized what a bad attitude that was! After 16 years of marriage, I guess I expect more from my hubby, but in the early years of our marriage, I probably would have been thrilled if he would have brought home heart-shaped pizzas. That would have been back in the days when ordering pizza for dinner was a treat...versus now when it's just more of a necessity because we're running in ten different directions, and no one has time to cook, so we grab whatever's quick and easy. But it was a good reminder that it's the thought, and what comes from the heart, that counts...not the size or cost of the gift. So if you are someone, like me, who tends to set unattainably high expectations for holidays such as Valentine's (or Mother's Day, or Christmas, or birthdays...) I have learned that a little less expectations and a lot more appreciation goes a LONG way. Try to enjoy those you love...whether over flowers and chocolates or a heart shaped pizza. Having loved ones around you IS a gift in itself!

3 comments:

Ainsley said...

Very true. The first year of marriage I just hoped Ben would remember Valentine's Day.=)

On another note, though... I really do think those heart-shaped pizzas are cute. And I love Papa John's.

Briana Almengor said...

We may be ordering those heart shaped pizzas tonight. :)

Holly said...

At this point, I just hope David is well enough to get out of bed for Valentines day! I went ahead and bought myself some tulips at WalMart yesterday. not too proud to buy myself something!!