Well, it’s over. The plethora of hearts and flowers and mushy cards alongside boxes of candy and bouquets of flowers…all gone…or at least in the sale bin at the store! (grin) Oh, the flowers will still be pretty throughout the weekend and the candy might just last a little longer, but the big hoopla that is Valentine’s Day has passed us by until next year. Some will read that sentence and be sad. Others will breathe a sigh of relief.
My husband looked at me this morning and said, “Happy Day-After-Valentine’s Day!” He’s not late in celebrating so much as getting a head start on next year, I think. I’m fortunate to have him in my life.
I’m always aware that this time of year isn’t always a happy thing for some people. All the “forced loveliness” can get them down when they don’t have someone to celebrate with and share the day’s delights. It’s important to remember, however, that whether that’s the case or not, YOU ARE LOVED!!! God thinks you’re really special. In fact, He’s crazy about you!!!
I’ve learned something very important over the years: the best way to feel the love is to share the love! Your mission for the weekend is to think of someone who may not have enjoyed yesterday so much–it doesn’t matter what the reason is, just pick someone out. Got that name and face in your head, yet? Ok. Here’s the next part…send them a little happy in the mail…annonymously, if you want. You know my rules: it doesn’t have to be big or expensive; just a card or a cartoon, a jar of bubbles to blow or a can of play-doh! Make it fun! Anything to lift their spirits for a bit. I guarantee you can’t do it without a smile for yourself, as well.
Let’s spread the love just a little bit longer this year! Happy Day-After-Valentine’s Day to us all!