Whether through death or divorce, chronic illness or tragedy, college or the armed services, missions or marriage, families change! And, when we find ourselves amidst such a change or challenge, we ask ourselves, “now what?” You wonder how you will ever sleep at night, look at the empty chair at the dinner table or celebrate the next holiday season.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Valentine's Day can be a challenging day when you are single!!! So, I am
approaching tomorrow's celebration with a new attitude. So, Pink has
become "Think"---- Think of others. Think of someone who may also be
struggling. Think not of myself! "Hearts" remind me of the many other broken
hearts around me, for many different reasons. And, perhaps my smile, my phone
call, my note, or a favorite treat could heal the heart of another. I decided
that rather than searching for someone to "Be Mine" I would BE MINE--DFUL of
those around me. I would use this holiday to pay extra attention to my kids. I
would BE MINE--DFUL of those in my neighborhood who could use a helping hand. I
would BE MINE--DFUL of others who would also be mourning the loss or lack of a
Valentine too. And, those sparkling diamonds that are on every ad, commercial
and billboard this time of year, remind me that I am a diamond in the rough.
Diamonds are just rocks without a lot of work and effort. And, all these
experiences that seem challenging are really cutting, shining, refining and
defining me into the best Valentine ever. Valentine's truly is a day of
love------ so tomorrow, remember ALL those in your life that you love----- and
especially those who need to be loved!!
"PINK"-- Think of
others! "HEARTS" --- Help those with broken or empty hearts! "BE MINE"---
Be mine--dful of those around you who need a helping
hand! "DIAMONDS"---Without work and effort--- a diamond is just a rock!