Let’s turn “V” Day into “G” Day
Valentine’s Day and the internet is alive with love
Whether you log on to Facebook or Twitter, Pinterest or Google+ you will see cartoons, images and updates alternately celebrating or dissing Valentine’s Day. It all depends, like so much in life, on your perspective – are you in or out of love, looking for love, or missing love?
Whatever your circumstances on this Valentine’s Day, know that love comes in many guises – I see love shown in many small ways in the blogosphere every day.
We know that love is not just for Valentine’s Day – a Hallmark endorsed concept – but something much wider and deeper. Brene Brown recommends that we “reboot Valentine’s Day as a day of sharing love with everyone.”
Give to people on the street. Tip outrageously. Help a stranger. Write a note telling someone how much you appreciate them. Smile. Donate (more) to a cause that means a lot to you. Take clothes to GoodWill. Share your toys (grownups and kids). Be patient with yourself and with others. Replace the toilet paper in the bathroom. All generous acts count!
I love this idea of rebranding “V Day” into “G Day” don’t you?
So let’s celebrate love in all its myriad ways today. Choose today to share some love, some kindness, some compassion. Let’s reclaim the true meaning of the word “love” on this Valentine’s Day!
What one thing can you do today to show and share your love?
Good suggestions of nice things we can do today – like writing a note …. This is the note I’m writing telling someone how much I appreciate them … and that’s you Ms. Marie as well as the rest of you warriors who read this and tell your stories to all of us. Happy V Day!
this is a wonderful idea! and one of the best things is that once we find out how good it makes US feel to go out of our way, perform random acts of kindness and generosity, it’s likely to become a part of our lives, not just on holidays. and may i just add that it’s one of the most profoundly important things we can do for our children – get them involved in being altruistic. passing on toys no longer played with, helping them make greeting cards for a lonely, elderly neighbor, letting them shop with us for a community food pantry – it all leaves an indellible impression and helps in developing a sense of compassion that is sensitive to the needs of others.
to rachel – how very sweet of you to leave that nice note. thank you!
to gabby – happy valentines’ day to you.
thank you marie – this is why i so love you – your sooo sweet, kind heart. i bet your deat mom is smiling a big bright smile of such love – her daughter is doing her proud. every day. XOXO
As a sad singelton on Valentine’s Day, I really loved reading this post – thank you x