Who will you be showing love to this year? There are plenty of people that need it.
We all tend to see St Valentines day as a time for the expression of romantic love, and for many it is. I have a another idea. In a world that is full of consumerism and recession there are many people out there that need to know that someone cares, that would benefit from a little love.
Statistics tell us that over 50% of us are on our own, or living as single parents. Some of us are on our own due to failed relationships and others due to bereavement and loss. And there are those who have lost all that they have and are living alone on the street.
How about we give Valentine a make over and extend our sharing of love to those, either in our own community, or across the world, that are needy of love and care. Who do you know in your community that would benefit from a card, a small gift, a visit, a kind word, or a helping hand?
In a world where we all show love and care for others everyone’s needs are met and community wellbeing rises. That has to be a win win. In the end, as John Lennon put, “love is all there is”.
Have a wonderful Valentines and share the love.