Valentine’s Day is sometimes lonely for those who focus on the many commercials showing couples in love and all the romantic gifts, dinners and Hallmark type moments. But LOVE can be shown to others in so many ways. Showing love is good for your own heart! Take some time this Valentine’s Day to share love with others. Wouldn’t it be a better world to live in if we all passed some loving kindness on to others?
Bake some cookies for a neighbor!
Compliment a stranger. Everyone loves compliments!
Keep Ziploc bags in car with clean socks, kind bars, water for the homeless.
Pay the person before you in line grocery bill when they are short of money.
Give someone a smile. Smiles are contagious!
Send a handwritten letter or card to a loved one you haven’t been in touch with.
Start a conversation with someone who looks a little sad. It’s certain to brighten his/her mood.
Call someone whom you haven’t spoken to in a while. I’m sure Grandma or a beloved aunt or uncle would love to hear from you!
Give a gift…anonymously. What a selfless way to let someone know that s(he)’s loved and thought about.
Volunteer to do something helpful for your parents or grandparents. They’ll be grateful for one less task or chore to do.
Give the gift of time! Volunteer to sit with your elderly neighbor or to babysit for a single parent.
Give someone a hug. Sometimes a hug is just what someone needs to feel better.
Offer encouraging words to someone who’s discouraged. You never know when your words will help motivate a person who feels like no one cares about them.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.