So I don’t usually get really excited for Valentines Day because like Halloween (Samhain), it’s usually surrounded by candy and chocolate. So if not chocolate or candy, what? What could you get a diabetic, that would convey your love, friendship, or affection. What you get someone might depend on the level of your relationship with them. Of course flowers would be a good choice. Even some guys I know enjoy flowers. One of my guy friends even breeds champion orchids. Most girls I know like flowers and especially red roses, well . . . 1 girl I dated didn’t. She liked black roses. Do you have any idea how hard it is to find black roses? OMG! (I’m so busted if she reads this.) Anyway, so flowers are nice. A heartfelt card, with some poetic words that convey something you can’t convey in your own words. These are all nice non-food gifts, but I think what really makes a Valentine special, is a small token made by ones own hand. Something you’ve put your loving energy into. A flower or plant you’ve grown yourself, a piece of jewelry you’ve hand crafted, a poem you’ve written, a piece of art you’ve created. Those are what I think make the most meaningful Valentines gifts . . . for anyone . . . and they work great for a diabetic friend or loved one since they have no carbs. *chuckle*
In the DMSA blog carnival this month, it was suggested that we offer YOU . . . our readers, commenters, and lurkers (Do I have lurkers?! COOL!), a special valentine. So here is a collection of my nature photography, selected just for you . . . . .
Happy Valentines Day DOC!!! by richthediabetic
Thanks for all of your support and encouragement in the last year. Thanks for your comments, tweets, and posts. You let me know that I’m actually making a difference in someone’s life.
May you find the love your looking for this Valentines Day . . . . .
This post is my February entry in the DSMA Blog Carnival. If you’d like to participate too, you can get all of the information at http://diabetessocmed.com/2013/february-dsma-blog-carnival-2/