Hello friends, ahhh February the shortest month of the year, only 28 days long, and it is still filled with all kinds of awesome. Thoughts on February usually lead to thoughts on Valentine’s day. But February celebrates other wonderful things too.
Black History Month
Its National Rosa Parks day tomorrow it is also known as the day of courage. It still makes me tingle when I read this, “On that day, she rejected the bus driver’s order to give up her seat in the “colored” section of the bus to a white passenger, after the whites-only section had already been filled. She was then arrested and convicted of violating the laws of segregation.” She was able to appeal her conviction, and she formally challenged the segregation laws in the process. February 4th is her birthday although it isn’t a national holiday it is definitely a celebration. Rosa Parks day may also be recognized on Dec 1 when the event that got the nation thinking occurred. This courageous act has become a symbol of the Civil Rights Movement.
Yesterday was groundhog day. Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow and it looks like we’re in for 6 more weeks of winter ( smile). We were bracing for a storm last night, but it skipped right over us. We need more snow!! I’m ready to build a snowman.
Although it’s not a “holiday” it is a BIG huge mega-deal for sports fans. Ummm.. and snack fans too, that’s me, Go Sports! This year will look a lot different in the stands. But armchair quarterbacks will watch with excitement as the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers do their best to earn that trophy.
Of course, my thoughts on February would not be complete without a mention of the happy hearts day we all call Valentine’s Day. Hubby and I enjoy a nice meal and exchange cards ( I usually get flowers). But we don’t jump “all in” for this holiday. I love this quote by Katharine Hepburn, “ Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get. Only with what you are expecting to give, which is everything”
How do you celebrate valentine’s day?
I look forward to seeing what you’ll be sharing at tomorrow’s TFT blog hop link party.
Wishing you all a day filled with happy xo