As a kid, my mom always bought Sweet-hearts for my sister and I on Valentine’s Day. As I was thinking about that this morning, this question kept coming to my mind – “Do I have a sweet heart?” Am I a person that is caring, loving, pleasant, kind, and welcoming? Or is my heart sour? Am I looking to be loved rather than give love?
When I was in school, I remember every year on Valentines Day you had an opportunity to give your classmates balloons, candy grams, roses etc. At the end of the day, it was exciting to see who got the most! Each year I always had the same Valentine, my mom. She always made sure my sister and I received candy-grams and balloons at school. I remember that feeling seeing them on my desk – I always felt special, loved and appreciated by her.
It was so important for me as a kid to receive that sweet heart from my mom. As an adult, I see how important it is to be a sweet heart to other people. My mom had a lasting impact on my life – the love she showed me, even on Valentines Day, makes me want to love others everyday! A sweet heart has a lasting impact!
It truly is more blessed to give than receive, not just on Valentines Day, but everyday! We have opportunities everyday to love people – to be sweet hearts. I have a choice everyday to choose a sour heart or a sweet heart – to think about myself or to love and think about others. Am I looking to be a blessing or to be blessed?
On this Valentines Day, I am choosing to love rather than be loved! I hope you are too!