Happy Valentine’s Day From The Chicago Files!

Happy Valentine’s Day to you! I’m sending this lovely orchid (which blooms once a year) to you to show my appreciation for your continued support of my blog.

Thank you and I’m wishing for you a day filled with gratitude for big things and small.  In fact, the smallest things are often the most precious.  Someone that smiled at you while you walked by.  Or perhaps the gratitude comes from within when you simply realize how many cool things are all around you each and every day.

So here’s to a Valentine’s Day that I’m renaming as, “Gratitude Day”. Interestingly, the sun just popped out as I am writing this sentence.

Have an awesome day, everyone!

  21 comments for “Happy Valentine’s Day From The Chicago Files!

  1. February 14, 2019 at 9:06 am

    Same to you, Cher, and that’s a good idea about the “gratitude!” I’m amazed by anyone who can get this type of orchid to rebloom. I often kept my alive for more than a year, but they never bloomed again. What’s your secret?

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    • February 14, 2019 at 11:25 am

      Ah, thank you so much, Becky! I feel that way too. I received a “Gratitude Jar” for Christmas with 365 little notes to write on each day. I pop them in the jar and at the end of the year I’ll look back to see how much there is to be grateful for. Oh my dear it is sheer and utter luck with the orchid! I’ve had it for about five years and it sits by the window facing Lake Michigan. Hhhhmmm, perhaps that is the reason! LOL They aren’t easy to grow, so I don’t credit anything I’ve done! Cher xo

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      • February 14, 2019 at 12:26 pm

        It’s a beautiful flower.

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      • February 14, 2019 at 2:45 pm

        Thanks Becky! I wish I would get the nerve to try and grow more, but I think I’m just too scared to do something wrong! Cher xo

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  2. February 14, 2019 at 9:14 am

    I don’t have sun? How did you get sun? Oh, and Happy Valentine’s Day, the flower is gorgeous.

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    • February 14, 2019 at 10:02 am

      It literally popped out while I was writing, and now it’s gone! Happy Valentine’s Day to you my dear and thank you! Cher xo


      • February 14, 2019 at 12:55 pm

        Sigh. Hope you have a lovely day and get lots of chocolate.

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      • February 14, 2019 at 2:45 pm

        Thank you my dear!!! Cher xo


  3. February 14, 2019 at 9:23 am

    Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Beautiful orchid … awesome message!! Thanks so very much … GRATITUDE DAY!!

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    • February 14, 2019 at 10:01 am

      Ah, bless you, dear Horty! Thank you and a very Happy Valentine’s Day to you both! Cher xo

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  4. February 14, 2019 at 11:12 am

    Gorgeous Valentine’s Day Prchid, so perfect. My favorite flower. Thank you dear Cher xo

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  5. February 14, 2019 at 11:55 am

    Tip of the Timmie’s cup to you with a side of Timbits 🙂

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    • February 14, 2019 at 2:44 pm

      Woo hoo! Thank YOU, Teri!! Cher xo


  6. February 14, 2019 at 4:58 pm

    Grateful for the love of family and friends as we celebrate Gratitude & Valentine’s Day together! ❤ xoxoxo

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    • February 15, 2019 at 4:19 pm

      Thank you so much, dear Bette! And that sounds so lovely!!! Big hugs to you, Cher xo

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