HOW TO ROAST RAW CACAO + A VALENTINES DAY DISCUSSION
Ladies, what should we expect of our men (or women) partners today? Flowers, chocolate, high fives, blah blah.... For all of the fun of a day dedicated to sparkly, heart-shaped, pink and white everything, I find the day rather empty -- despite that I have a valentine whom I love oh so very much. I don't want to spend money, or have money spent on me, for the sake of a tradition that tells us we should.
If anything, I would like to use Valentines Day as a yearly reminder to be more loving, kind, and thoughtful throughout the year. A reminder to write more love poems for my lover, friends, family; to find romance in the little things; to treat each other with compassion and love daily; to spread the gift of love to those suffering in this world.
So, perhaps today, instead of buying chocolates (what am I saying?!) or jewelry or fancy dinners for our sweethearts, we could buy a flower for someone who badly needs some affection or donate to a small charity for to pay love forward.
What do you think?