Wisdom, unfortunately, takes time and retrospect. For all the big things I feel I do for my family, it seems few of those actions get remembered. (“Mom you never do anything fun with us!” Gah!!) But the small things I do that I think are of little consequence always seem to be the ones that are talked about for ages. I really think I need to skip the big stuff that is forgotten and do more of the little things that are meaningful–like these Valentine hearts. They are a super easy in-a-minute cheap way to show your family you love them during February.
I found this idea trolling the internet, so won’t take full credit for it. (I can’ remember where I saw it!) All you have to do is cut out a paper heart for each day in February. If you’re not able to do that, they do sell pre-made hearts at the store this time of year. Every day, write in a heart one thing you love about your son/daughter/husband/wife/significant other and gently tape it to their bedroom door. The door will be filled with lovely affirmations by the end of the month.
When I started this for my children, I truly thought they wouldn’t care about it…but I was wrong. They were so excited, it inspired my kids to do the same for me. Which is great–because now I feel loved, too!
So materials for this quick family building project: red paper, sharpie marker, scotch tape, and a few nice thoughts. Squishy warm loving feelings: priceless.