Thought for the day is Love.
Inspirational thought : “The Golden Rule” Do on to others as you would have others do onto you.
February is a month of love. It is we we begin to see rebirth of the earth. We still may be experiencing storms from the winter but we know that spring is right around the corner.
We talk about Groundhog’s Day and hope he doesn’t see his shadow so there isn’t six more weeks of winter.
We become excited about Valentine’s Day although we haven’t a clue how or why it actually began.
The saddest part about Valentine’s Day is that it is directed towards partners when the reality is it should be directed towards someone you care about. Whether they be a child, an adult, a parent, a sibling, or a friend.
Who every designated Valentine’s as a day for lovers. There is no law that says we should forget those who don’t have partners.
We learn in school as children to give a Valentine to everyone and rejoice in friendship. What an exciting experience it was growing up making out those cards and celebrating that day with your classmates.
Why is it then as adults we don’t do the same for co-workers, friends, relatives, singles, and people that serve us on a daily basis.
Would it be so wrong to give your Pastor a Valentine or what about the clerk at your local gas station. Would it be so wrong to remember the stock boy at the store or the person that bags your groceries.
We are living in a new world where people have stopped caring about others. It is time to begin new traditions and let the world know we want the world that cares for one another. We want the American Dream. We want to know that there is hope, love and joy still in the world today. We want to set the example for our children and generations to come.
The problem is everything has become about money. every Holiday is about how much you can sell. What about those who have no money are they to be the forgotten ones?
IT is time to make things affordable, reasonable, and homemade. It is time to reach out to neighbors and lend a hand.
During my adult life I have never received a Valentine gift. I only received cards when the boys were old enough to make sure their father did something. I was fortunate enough to get knick knacks from the boys when they were young. However, I have never had the romance of valentines and I have learned to hate this day.
I know many people who feel the same way. We leave too many people out of Valentines. Either include everyone in a celebration of life or forget it altogether.
My father would always bring a box of chocolates for my mother. Then he would give a small box of chocolates to his girls. It made my sister and I feel very special. He never forgot the women in his life including his mother and his sisters.
That’s how it should be. In turn we would remember him on Father’s Day and do what we were capable of doing for our age at the time. He always appreciated it.
So as we approach Valentine’s let’s forget about the history and the why’s and what fors and just do for those that have made a difference in our lives. Put a smile on someones face bye letting them know that you care.
So until next time make your list and get ready
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