I LOVE VALENTINE’S DAY...!
I love Valentine’s Day----in fact it’s my favorite day of the year, and has been since I was a child. Why? Because it’s a day on which we are encouraged to let people know how special they are to us. It can be more personal than a birthday, Christmas, or other “special” day because there is no “expectation”---just a surprise reaching out from the heart to touch someone else’s heart. I think of it as a “heart to heart” day.
If you look around at your own life, I know you can find dozens of people who would be deeply touched by receiving a Valentine from you: The mechanic who repaired a dysfunction in your car and refused to charge you; the clerk at the grocery store who always smiles as he goes out of his way to guide you to the product you hadn’t been able to find; the computer techie who is cheerful, patient, and helpful in demystifying your electronic problems; and especially--people who, somewhere back in the past, have, in some way, made a difference in your life—even a small difference—but a difference nonetheless. Your heart will put a smile in their heart. I know, because through the years I have experienced this repeatedly. Find their address, send them a Valentine--then you will know.
Because my list tends to be rather long, I choose my Valentines from our local “Dollar Tree” store, where they have a selection of lovely Valentines of all sorts—for only $1.00 each! After all, it’s the thought, not the price, that touches the heart of the recipient.
My invitation? Get out your pen and create your own special Valentine list! Be generous--look around--look back--have fun--and know that each card you send will make the world a happier place---one heart at a time.