St. Valentine’s Day is tomorrow. Many do not celebrate, thinking it a grand conspiracy of the card and candy manufacturers, but some families use it as a springboard for focusing on loving significant others, children, and pets for the entire month of February. Perhaps we can settle into finding the love and wonder that comes with our everyday actions.
Whenever we assume positive intent, we are showing love.
Whenever we choose to see the light in someone, we are showing love.
Whenever we use good manners, we are showing love.
Whenever we use kind words, we are showing love.
Whenever we are working as a team in the home, we are showing love.
Love is an action; the most sacred and wonderful action of all to show someone that they have a beautiful light inside of them, that they belong, that their life and their talents are sacred, and that they are wonderful.
And the beautiful thing is that we can start right in our very own homes and in the very own otherwise-might-be encounters of everyday life. These are the moments that build and bridge into connection, acceptance, and warmth. The people we love and laugh with are right in front of us, and if we do it right this quiet goodness is going to make a mark upon the next generation of our country’s leaders, innovators, and creators.
May we love one another, and treat one another with kindness.