In honor of February 14 being a day where love is on everyone’s minds, here is one way to let love live in your heart.
No cost, no calories and no romance necessary.
Just add generosity.
I am joining Brene Brown and a whole lot of other people and celebrating February 14 as Generosity Day. Yes, there is enough love to go around for everyone.
Here is the deal:
“Give to people on the street. Tip outrageously. Help a stranger. Write a note telling someone how much you appreciate them. Smile. Donate (more) to a cause that means a lot to you. Take clothes to Goodwill. Share your toys (grownups and kids). Be patient with yourself and with others. Replace the toilet paper in the bathroom. All generous acts count!”
My personal goal is to tell at least 10 people how wonderful they are.
I will start with you, my dear readers of Laundry Line Divine.
There are some of you, like my sisters, who have shown up here, no matter what I post, since November, 2009. I so appreciate you reading my words and taking the time to comment. It sends me through the roof with smiles when anyone comments here. I have met and come to know so many amazing people just by you leaving your comments and ideas and suggestions. Thank you each for all you have offered here on this site.
But today, the most wonderful is one of my best friends, who was the absolute first commenter here on November 4. My dear pal, Bryan- Petruchio to my Kate- whose dear father died this morning, this very day, February 13. You, my Bryan, are wonderful. You sparkle and shine like no other and have since the first day we met, playing volleyball outside Carey Hall in our army green shorts and matching Adidas Kangaroo tennies at Northern Michigan University.
You have consistently and kindly endured with and loved me.
This gift of your friendship, of you knowing and loving my family, is something that has nurtured deep connections. You scoop my kids up and dazzle them, confound them and delight them. What a joy it is to be your friend.
Wonderfulness simply becomes you.
I could post a long line of hilarious photos of us and our hair stories.
Perhaps one of the funnier ones is this one, from Taming of the Shrew, where you not only played the dashing lead, but you were the make-up director and made sure I had the best wig K-Mart could offer.
Some kind of wonderful.
My gift to you today is from Australia. Another kind of wonderful. My dearest Justine Bradley.
How about you? Pass the gift on and pick your ten people.