I remember spending hours as a fifth grader sorting through those little packs of Valentine cards, choosing just the right one for a special class mate. It was a long, arduous process. I had to make sure the card said precisely what it should say to the exact person. You know. I had to make sure a little boy wouldn’t get the wrong message!!
Then the next morning I was so excited as I dropped the finished cards into a decorated box in my classroom. And waited for all the cards I would receive.
It seems now there is a battle raging in some states to ban such a silly, needless, costly tradition. After all, it might hurt someone’s feelings if they happened to get a ‘not so special card’ or perhaps, they might not get many.
Memories of that long ago celebration of specialness bring smiles. I guess I was never traumatized by not getting less than someone or not receiving the prettiest ones. My small decorated paper bag was full and that made me happy.
Today, Valentine’s Day is marketing madness. (click. . .on Valentine’s
I have a Valentine for you this year. If this day is one of giving joy and appreciation for a special someone, then let’s imagine that Jesus has given us the greatest Valentine imaginable. Everyone is included; no one is left out. You and I are the most important person to Him. . .
For God so loved the world, that he gave His only Son. . .John 3:16
Tonight on this eve of acknowledging those special, lovely people in my life, I am thinking of YOU. My blog readers are either incredible, love filled memories of my past or lovely present moments of today, and I am grateful for you. I wish for you, first, a day of celebrating the love of the Savior, and then a time of smiling at how thankful I am for you in my life.