My fondest Valentine memory was one that I spent alone. I could not begin to tell you what Joe Blow gave me this year or that. I spent part of last night trying my best to remember. The only one that I could recall was one I spent alone and I pampered myself. It was wonderful! Therefore, I am going to do something different this year. Today, I am going to make sure my grandmother does not have one thing in her house that she needs doing. She is Queen for the day. I want her to feel special. She is special.
I think today would be the perfect day if everyone did the unexpected. Today is not just for lovers but for everyone special in our lives. So, I am going to share the love. Here are some of my idea’s:
- Call an old friend that is special to you and tell them Happy Valentine’s Day. If it is possible, take them a card.
- If you know someone is spending the day alone or they do not have a significant other, send them flowers or a card. Send both and do not sign the card. Make them smile.
- Take your nieces, nephews, or cousins out for ice cream. If you know a child who has had a tough time this year, take them.
- Surprise an elderly family member with a gift. Especially if they are in a nursing home. Would you not just love to see their face light up when balloons were delivered? Deliver the gift in person.
- You may know someone who has lost a close family member or child, be sure to send them a some candy and a card today.
The possibilities are endless. The best way to make sure a person does not feel alone on this day is to let them know they are special. Make them smile. Include your children in sharing their love with someone. Have them give their siblings a card. Let them be a part of making a difference in someone else’s life so they can learn how wonderful it is to give.