It's been a dreary winter. Were it not for my family, and the love of my oh so fabulous boyfriend, I'd been sitting under the seasonal affective disorder lights with a 'Gansett in hand, 24/7. Still, I thought it might be nice to play Amelie and spread a little love for Valentine's Day. I do have one rule. Send only to people who are the same gender that you are. The reason I created this rule is to prevent jealously or problems for people in relationships -- we don't need someone's husband, wife, or significant other to wonder who the hell sent you a heart shaped card, or flowers, or whatever. So sign what you send, even if it's with just your first name.
|My extra large conversation hearts in a Ball jar.|
The purpose of this is not to receive thanks; rather, it's to share a little good cheer with someone you know.
I have been obsessing, yes, still, about getting you all involved in Project PDA. This is primarily because I think our society needs a little more joy and a little more love. It's super easy to do and lots of fun. And, my darlings, it's free. So maybe when you shoot cupids arrow (details to follow), you can take a photo of it, and post it on Project PDA. (My sweet kt40, I am hoping you will do something for Project PDA. It is sooo you!) We all can easily find stuff to complain about, but what about sharing good words?
Oh, and regarding those mind-blowing Private Displays of Affection? Mmmm... those are good to practice, too. Really good. But let's keep them private (they're private for a reason).
how to shoot cupid's arrow (the four D's):
- Designate to whom you will be sending your treat. It could be a friend, someone at work, and old lady who lives alone on your street, your sister, whoever.
- Decide what you are going to do. Leave a note, some flowers, a Ball jar full of conversation hearts. You can bring someone a cup of coffee or tea, make them a mix CD, bake them a dozen cookies. If you are crafty, you can make something special. It's yours to decide what to do. I like the vintage looking cards. I know that they sell them in packs at United Smoke Shop. You could probably get real vintage ones, too.
- Details: Put a note inside your special package that says, "You've been hit by Cupid's arrow. Do something special for someone important in your life, something to make them smile. Be sure to send it to someone of the same gender only, and to sign your name. Spread the love."
- Deliver (or mail) your little bit of loveliness to your recipient. (If you are Project PDAing it, take a photo of it before you send it, or if you are leaving it on the hood of a car or a doorstep, photograph it there.)
Most importantly, have fun with it. The love you give away comes right back to you.