I have been a full grown lady for a few years now and I have learned a lot of things. I have learned that if I stress about messing something up, I definitely will. I have learned that tears will happen and that there is no shame in turning to a sweet friend or a wonderful mama when things get tough. I have learned that people will leave and life will change, and dwelling on the sadness of these things distracts from enjoying the wonderful thing that is the present. I have also learned a lot about love. How I should love myself and how I should love others. Love comes from seeing the beauty in what is flawed, and every single one of us is flawed. Loving yourself is one of the hardest things to do but if you can learn to love yourself, just as you were created, you can love others better.
I have by no means mastered any of these things, but I am learning, and I have grown to love the people in my life in a sweeter way than I ever could before.
“Unless you love someone, nothing else makes sense.” e.e. cummings
If you need some last-minute inspiration here are a few Valentine-appropriate recipes...
Remember these Chocolate Cream Scones? These scones come together quickly and are irresistible when paired with a bit of raspberry jam.
These Red Velvet Moon Pies look absolutely heavenly. They are most definitely on my list of things to bake in the near future.
These Cocoa-Dusted Vanilla Rose Meringues are so unique and perfect for this holiday. They are sweet and floral with just the right amount of chocolate.
I hope you all spend this wonderful day with someone you love. Bake together, read together, or simply enjoy each other's company. Happy Valentine's Day.