Ah, Valentine’s Day. The holiday we all love to hate. For some, it’s just another day on the calendar. For others, it’s a day to show someone just how special they are to you—whether that person is a significant other, spouse, or just a dear friend. But there’s one other person you should never forget to take time for on Valentine’s Day—and that’s yourself!
Ah, Valentine’s Day! Some say it’s the most romantic day of the year. It’s a day to show that special someone you love them—whether that special someone is a significant other, spouse, or just a really good friend. It’s always nice to let someone know you love them! Or it’s just another day on the calendar… however you choose to look at it!
Even if Valentine’s Day isn’t your thing, it’s a great opportunity to treat yourself. I’ve said before that it’s just as important to take care of yourself as it is to take care of others.
It’s almost Valentine’s Day, and I’m single. I could write a post about being single on Valentine’s Day–either how it’s kind of nice, or how it kind of sucks–but instead, I’m going to take a different direction. Instead, I’m going to write about loving myself. That’s what’s most important here.
I’ve mentioned in other posts my challenges with fitness, like how I’ve struggled to find a method that’s good for me, doesn’t kill my knees and is enjoyable. I used to do lots of high-impact weight training and stuff like that, but my knees can’t take it anymore. Consistency was hard, too. But recently, I’ve found a fitness method that meets all of my criteria: barre classes. It’s made a huge difference, even though I’ve only been doing it for just over a month.
Barre classes are my fitness match made in Heaven (well, them + yoga and stretching). It’s rooted in ballet, small muscle movements, isometric holds and other small-impact exercises. After taking ballet for 12 years, I thought I could jump into barre classes and catch on quickly. It’s harder than it looks, I’ll say that! But so far, so good.
I’m a total Disney girl (if you haven’t picked up on that already). I’ve been known to tear up or even cry like a baby at any number of Disney movies, no matter how many times I’ve seen it. So many of my favorite movies have iconic love stories with scenes that just rip at my heart each time. With Valentine’s Day coming up, what better way to get in the Valentine’s spirit than with some Disney romance and magic?
So, here are my favorite romantic and/or adorable moments from some of my favorite Disney films.
Olaf and Anna share a moment in Frozen. I wasn’t a fan of the movie overall, but this particular scene got me. And Olaf is totally right.
That spaghetti dinner in Lady and the Tramp… because of course.
When Belle and Beast dance together in Beauty and the Beast… it’s such a pivotal point in the movie, and one of the best sequences in all of Disney.
The entire “A Whole new World” sequence in Aladdin… I cried when this part came in the Broadway show. Actually cried.
In The Aristocats, when Thomas O’Malley tells Duchess she has sparking sapphire eyes, and then later when they’re on the roof, he really notices…
The ball/gala/party in The Princess Diaries when Mia and Michael finally get it… and meanwhile everyone watching is like, “YES COME ON, IT’S ABOUT TIME!”
Every second of of “I See the Light” from Tangled.
Simba & Nala totally denying their love for each other as cubs, and then being completely adorable later… oh yes, we feel the love tonight.
Hercules & Meg. That is all. So awkward in the beginning, so adorable by the end.
And I hear the first 15 minutes of Up! is pretty romantic (and sad)…but I’ve never seen it, so…
What are your favorite Disney romances?