A few years ago, our house flooded, and I lost a lot of my family history that I had stored in the basement. There were five binders of photographs, cards, letters, emails, and genealogy charts that I spent a lot of time organizing. Naturally I was heartbroken when a lot of it got ruined with water damage. One of my prized possessions was a vintage Valentine that my grandfather gave to my grandmother, Wilma.
There wasn’t a date on the Valentine, but judging by the style of it, I would guess it was from the 1940s. Not only do I love the aesthetics of it, but the sentimentality as well. It’s even more special because I know the the sender and receiver. It’s sweet, old-fashioned, and romantic.
One of my goals this year is to focus on the little things of life that bring joy, such as this card. As Arjuna Ardagh says, “Every moment you stop to marvel at the unexpected beauty of a small thing, flowers will blossom inside your head.”
I can’t think of anything more appropriate at this time of year when we celebrate the season of love! What small things do you find joy in?
Have a great weekend!
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