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Will Valentine’s Day Be Happy?

February 11, 2010

Life is tricky. Sometimes we’re up, sometimes we’re down. Sometimes we’re teetering on the brink – of good health or bad, of fortune or poverty, of love or loneliness.

Just because Valentine’s Day comes around each year doesn’t mean the day will be happy for each of us.

Think of the people in your life. Think of your spouse, your life partner, your lover, your mother, your father, your brother, your sister, your daughter, your son, your best friend, all your friends. Think of yourself.

Review the past year for each.

And then ask yourself if Valentine’s Day will be happy for each person.

And then decide who most needs you to express your love to them.

And then, by whatever means you can manage, send your love. 

Given or received, love is a gift, that costs nothing but can mean everything.

I’m sending my love to a friend whose life-long best friend died in her arms last year, and whose words in a recent email keep playing in my head, “In my best moments,  I hear her speaking to me through my heart, just as she said she would do.  And in my heart broken moments,  I feel lost without her.”

I hope the love I send her brings her consolation.

Why love if losing hurts so much? We love to know that we are not alone.
C. S. Lewis

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