It's Valentine’s Day — an invitation to express appreciation for the gift of relationship; a day dedicated to celebrating the joys of love and friendship. It's no surprise that retailers assault us with tempting options: satin-boxed chocolate; sumptuous flower arrangements; candlelit restaurants; exotic presents; and luxurious getaways. But truth be told, it's the message of love we value, not its package.
Over the years I’ve kept these precious messages — tender exchanges of affection and good wishes from my children, lovers, friends, family, students, and colleagues. When I revisit them, each opens my heart to its signature energy.
Creating a heartfelt message is not easy. We're often shy about exposing our sentiments. So to inspire us, here's a poem graciously written by N that we can adapt to our needs.
OH VALENTINE — by N
May your dreams be filled with joy
May all your tears turn to stars
May you have a magnificent day
Have a Happy Valentine's Day
Have a delicious family feast
Have a marvelous year
Everyone is special
Everyone has a voice
Especially You Valentine!
I admire the generosity, elegance, and rhythm of N's poem. So to my dear blog family:
You help me remember what is important