07 March 2012
How endearing are these prints?
A reader, Elizabeth (from Come On Get Happy), sent these to us recently & said that on Valentine's Day, she had to work into the night at her new job. She normally forgets Valentine's Day, but to her own surprise, this year she felt a little sorry for herself. So when she got home, she made these prints and put them up on Facebook as a Valentine to all her acquaintances and friends.
I adore them. I smile every time I see them.
Cheers to doing something nice for someone! It's the most sure way to brighten your day. I know this firsthand from my early, early post-divorce days. By some miracle, I had it in me to go out there & deliberately put my heart and soul into serving women & young women in my community (I was lucky to be surrounded by many friends who already did this & I decided I would join them wholeheartedly)...and you know what, I hardly had time to be feel sorry for myself during that sad time of my life. It actually turned into one of the greatest phases of my life...one that I cherish so much! So now I don't ever, ever underestimate what can happen to your life when you do something charitable, even if you are at rock bottom. Even now I deliberately weave charitable actions into my life. I know it is the secret to a happy life.......for both the giver & the receiver.
If you love this idea, I recommend reading this article, "How Many Ways Can We Be Generous in a Single Day?" from The Huffington Post (via Brene Brown).
There is a movement to transform the meaning behind Valentine's Day into a "Generosity Day". I fully support this idea! Love is about being generous & charitable......and you don't need a partner to be able to share that.....what do you guys think of this idea? I'm all for striving to live this way every day of the year.
Anything you can think of to cheer up someone or be generous in some way? It's always fun to get some new ideas for things to do! For me, the building next door is finished with construction and 4 new families moved in....I need to go over and say hello.