Friday, February 13, 2009

Love is in the Air

Here we are at another Valentine's Day. The day to celebrate love in all it's various forms. Most people think of it as a day for lovers and romantic love. That is true. For those who find themselves in love relationships with someone special, it is a marvelous opportunity to profess and demonstrate that love.

It is also a time to celebrate love in the purest of forms. The love that we feel for our parents, kids, siblings, relatives and friends is just as beautiful as romantic love, maybe more beautiful. The love we feel for humanity is also a gift that we share with those around us.

To me, Valentine's Day is a marvelous opportunity to reflect on how we put our personal version of 'love' out there for all the people in our lives and those that cross our paths.

Taking time to do something sweet and special for those we care about, is a great way to spend Valentine's Day. It would also be a lovely endeavor to do a few random acts of kindness for total strangers on this day. I received a number of small boxes of chocolates for Christmas this year. I've enjoyed some of them myself, but plan to give out a couple to complete strangers on Valentine's Day. Why not? Life is about giving and sharing what we have. On this particular day, I'll share some really good chocolate with some total strangers.. in the name of... LOVE.

Show your love to those you care about intimately in your life, and to those who happen across your path on this particular holiday!

Spread the love that is uniquely yours to give!

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