Spreading some love


Happy Valentine’s Day. I hope you feel especially loved and cared for today.

Personally, I am not a big fan of Valentine’s Day. J and I feel we don’t need a special, commercialized day to celebrate our love, so excuse us if we skip this day. We won’t exchange gifts today and we won’t go out for dinner either. It’ll be a day like every other day for us. However, I want to take the opportunity today and tell you about the love that other people have shown me lately.

Within the last few months, I was really humbled to receive a couple of very nice emails and letters in response to my blog. I don’t have a very large readership and I don’t even know if I am striving for that, but it’s really lovely when people reach out and connect with me, especially when those people do not regularly comment and don’t have a blog of their own.

Finding out that there are people out there that found my blog and found it worthwhile enough to come back regularly to read my musings is pretty neat as it is. Getting letters/emails from these people, telling me that they like the person that they’ve got to know through this blog and that they believe I am genuine and real, makes me want to jump with joy.
This makes me happy on so many levels, especially because I only share a really small part of me and my life on the Internet and still seem to be able to paint a genuine picture of who I am as a person.

I want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for the lovely notes that I received (you know who you are, if you sent one!) and for reaching out.

For me, this is what blogging is all about. Connecting with like-minded people, making new friends and creating a global network of friendship and support.

  1. This is lovely!
    Happy V-Day anyways! haha

    We keep it low-key as well…we don’t need a special day for love either!

    Have a wonderful day!
    Hugs xxx

  2. Lots of love your way San :) Love that heart card :)

  3. I’m with ya on V-day … we tend to skip the semantics often associated with this day. But, sharing a little blog love? There’s nothing wrong with that. I love your space and hope you’ll keep writing about this journey you call life!

  4. Happy Valentines Day, my friend. I am so grateful to have found our friendship !

  5. Hehe, me and Bij feel pretty much the same way about Valentine’s Day. The real celebration will come next month with our 3-year anniversary. So, we are keeping it low-key; running some errands, going to a yoga class together, and having a quiet night in. Although, I just may bust out the “Fondue for Two” kit I received for Christmas this year, and indulge in some chocolate covered strawberries with red wine! ;)

    And I love making connections through blogging, too! <3

  6. Awww. This was so very sweet! I have to say, I agree with you whole-heartedly.

    I hope you may always feel the warmth you provide to us on your blog reciprocated back to you!

    In Latin American countries, today is the day of “Love & Friendship”, so in that vein I say…Happy Valentine’s Day San!

  7. Jason and I went to a nicer restaurant than usual for dinner on Saturday, but we won’t celebrate anything beyond that.
    It’s always wonderful connecting with readers. :)

  8. What a sweet post! :) I agree it’s really nice to receive emails from readers knowing that they took the time out of their schedules to email us personally with compliments.

    I’m so glad we’re bloggy friends and hopefully you’ll head back here for another business trip soon so we can meet! ;)

  9. aw you are just the sweetest! hope you have an absolutely lovely day/evening :)

  10. love your post :-) happy valentine’s day to you two !

  11. Great post!!
    I think it’s always great to get to know new people.
    And I really like reading about your life – even when I am not always commenting.
    Hope you had a nice V-day anyway!

  12. I don’t think any couple should need Valentine’s Day. If you need a holiday to remind you to give your girlfriend chocolate then you doing it all wrong my friend! haha. However, I think it can be a fun opportunity to tell your loved ones how you feel about them. Simple as that.

    Genuine, heartfelt messages have to be one of the greatest things in the world to receive. It’s great that your readers reached out to you in that way <3

  13. This is such a sweet post! And I think you have been very clear on the sort of person you are and the things you admire about yourself and even just through blog posts I recognize and understand you to be a very good, very true person.

  14. Connections made through blogging are amazing and I remain thankful to have found your blog!

  15. What a lovely post! Your blog is adorable and love to read all of your posts. You never get marked as read – never ever! :)

  16. This is the oldest post I have to catch up on. It is a very sweet post. I’ve LOVED getting to know you. I personally feel that a loyal and meaningful readership is MUCH better than a million readers.

    But then again, if I had a million readers on my blog I may change my mind! :P

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