Valentine Love: A fun way to let others know they matter

Earlier this week, a Facebook pal, Karen, shared a great idea with me on my Facebook Page.  She wrote, “I’ll be spending the day on Monday giving Valentine’s Day cards to strangers with hand-written messages and affirmations (some I borrowed from you!), telling them they matter and are loved.”  Karen invited me to join her (I’m in!) and this week I’m passing her invitation on to you. 

How about making this whole week a celebration of love?  Remember the little packages of Valentine’s you used to get as a kid?   The ones you’d fill out and bring to school?  Well, go out some time today, pick up a package or two, open it up, and write the words “You are loved!” on each card (and any additional message you feel inclined to share).   Then, put each Valentine in an envelope, draw a heart on the outside, and put them in your purse, in your car, or in your briefcase, and get ready for fun!

Throughout the day, you can leave a Valentine on the windshield of a car, in the shopping cart of a stranger at the grocery store, on the desk of someone at work, in a book at the bookstore, or on a table in your local coffee shop.  Each time you leave one, silently bless the person with love, and keep going until all of your Valentine’s have been given away.

I can’t wait to get started and I hope you’ll join me.  We have so many people in our global community who will do this, that I’m sure we’re bound to create a groundswell of love.  Who knows, maybe we’ll tip the scales and suddenly inspire world peace?  Now that’s an intention I can wrap my arms around !

Have fun and Happy Valentine’s Day!

Take Action Challenge

Along with sharing your love with others this week, do something special for your sweet Self.  Buy yourself a valentine and fill it with all the things you appreciate about yourself.  Or get yourself a gift, wrap it up, and give it to yourself at the end of the day (I still have – and cherish – the gift I gave myself years ago when I was single and feeling a bit sad on Valentine’s Day).  Write the words “You Are Loved!” in red magic marker, surround it with a heart, and keep it in view all week long.  Trust me, you’ll smile every time you see it!

This week’s video is of one of my favorite performers singing about love – it’s for my sister, Shelly .  You’ll find it here



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Cheryl Richardson

Cheryl Richardson is the author of The New York Times bestselling books, Take Time for Your Life, Life Makeovers, Stand Up for Your Life, The Unmistakable Touch of Grace and her new book The Art of Extreme Self Care. She was the first president of the International Coach Federation and holds one of their first Master Certified Coach credentials.

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