I am up near Boulder, Colorado this weekend with my son attending a 4-day advanced drawing workshop that is part two of the workshop attended three years ago at the same hotel, same artist/instructor, and lunch at the same noodle shop today. See photos of then and now:
#memories #christmas #childhood
True Story: My wife was from Taiwan, and while it is getting more popular now to celebrate Valentine's Day (they call it "Lover's Holiday") in Taiwan than it was 20 years ago when we married, it is still not as big of a deal as it is in the U.S. As our first Valentine's Day together in Taiwan in 1993 approached my wife said "you don't have to make a big deal about it. It's not such a big deal here." I replied, "ok". However, on the 14th, I DID make a big deal about it and do you think she thought nothing of it? Ha! Women are women! She never forgot it, and it was one of her fondest memories in her last weeks leading up to her passing, sharing how special it meant to her.
Yes, it has gotten commercialized (see stats below), but don't let that get in the way of honoring your special somebody, be it lover, friend or family. Cheap, "non-commercialized" is fine. It's often the simple things that count the most.
Don't be a Scrooge. Tell someone you love them!
P.S. Share what you are doing for your Valentine (unless they are on G+, too, and you want it to be a surprise) I am still thinking what I want to do for my daughters and my mother.
**CNN reports that Valentine’s gift spending will reach $18.6 billion dollars this year. $4.4 billion dollars will be spent on jewelry alone. Other interesting Valentine’s Day facts:
· $1.6 billion dollars -- The amount people will spend on candy.
· $1.9 billion dollars -- The amount people will spend on flowers.
· 40.7% -- The percentage of people who will use their Smartphone to purchase Valentine's gifts.
· 151 million -- The approximate number of cards that are exchanged on Valentine's Day.
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