Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Reflecting on Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day. The "day of love." Aside from the commercial side of Valentine's Day, where major retailers begin setting out candy and heart-shaped goodies in early January (blech!), Valentine's Day is a wonderful reminder to us all to...stop...take a minute...a whole day to reflect on the abundant blessings God has given us in family, friends, and spouses. Take a minute out of your busy day to share a little love with everyone. Tell them how wonderful they are. We really don't do that often enough!

And it's in that spirit that Derek and I are hosting a semi-formal dinner party for several of our neighbors tonight. I'm getting out the china, the crystal, and the nice dinnerware, lighting a few candles, putting on some good ol' Frank (Sinatra, of course!) and enjoying time with some dear people.

Wherever you are, whatever you have planned, we hope it includes a little love. Because "love actually is all around us." We just have to lend a helping hand in spreading it.

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