Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day!

Whether you're spending the day with your significant other, friends, family, or yourself, I hope it's wonderful! Here's what I'll be doing:

1. Sending some books and money to Room to Read, an incredible organization that works on increasing literacy and gender equality in developing countries through books! Spreading a love for books---is there anything better? Note: There are many facilities that accept donated books, from the Salvation Army to every local library. 

2. Escaping with Samir. I took the photo below while I was attempting to organize my suitcase. There's nothing like statement necklaces, bold red lipstick, and of course my Kindle to get me excited to travel! 

3. Telling everyone close to me how much I love them. Valentine's Day isn't just about romantic love. Nobody ever gets tired of being reminded that they're loved. Nobody. In the day to day hustle, it's too easy to take those close to us for granted and assume that sentiments are understood. Verbal appreciation has the power to uplift.