Today is a holiday. Many say it was invented by Hallmark to sell cards. It is a wonderful date night and couples are descending upon their favorite restuarants to wine and dine. Sometimes we forget all of the loves in our lives. We love our children and grandchildren. We love our friends. We love members of our extended family.
Let us not forget the people who have no one to wish them a happy day. The homeless, unemployed and sick may not find this a good day. For those who have lost a love through break-up, divorce or death, this is a bittersweet day. My late husband would put chocolate roses on my pillow. The first couple of years after he passed, I found myself subconsciously looking for my chocolate roses.
So even if you are alone today, there are many people who would benefit from your smile, your Valentine’s Day greeting. Carry that smile with you for the entire weekend and use that smile to make someone feel a little better. If your significant other or your children have forgotten the day, don’t feel bad. A Valentine’s greeting or the lack thereof, does not mean you are forgotten. You know you are loved. Perhaps it would be a good thing for you to do some volunteer work this weekend. Pass the love along, pay it forward.
“Love, by its very nature, is unworldly, and it is for this reason rather than its rarity that it is not only apolitical but anti-political, perhaps the most powerful of all anti-political human forces.” —-Hannah Arendt
“‘Tis what I love determines how I love.” —–George Eliot
“Love is the only thing we can carry with us when we go, and it makes the end so easy.” —Louisa May Alcott
“If you aren’t good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you’ll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren’t even giving to yourself.” —Barbara De Angelis
So I send all of my love to my WordPress family. I wish you all a good day. Remember that you are surrounded by love and that Divine Love is within you and is never ending.
“Joy is the feeling of grinning on the inside.” —Dr. Melba Colgrove
“To love deeply in one direction makes us more loving in all others.” —Anne-Sophie Swetchine