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?