GRATEFUL GIRL'S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
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Ah, Valentine's Day. The very smoochy-woochy, lovey-dovey, pinkness of it all.
Big, poofy, heart-shaped sigh.
For those of us over a certain age or who have been married a few decades or more --- we get that Valentine's Day is for the young. And we're fine with it.
We'll leave all the fun to the teeny ones collecting tiny, adorable cards with cutesy little sayings and saving them in homemade boxes at school .... or teens or early 20-somethings nervously making reservations at swanky restaurants they can't really afford to visit ... or boys choosing this date to slip engagement rings into the champagne glasses of their longtime girlfriends. #YoungLove
We old peeps; we know what this day really is, well other than a card and candy maker's cash cow. It is a reminder that our loved ones are what matters the most. That, at the end of the day, your family and your closest circle of pals are your heart; your life; your love...and that love is everything.
And, especially given the fact that today also happens to mark the beginning of the 2018 Lenten season for Christians throughout the world, we should also take a moment today to make note of the great love shown to us during the FIRST Lent ... and every day we wake up on this big round ball, Capisce?
So, Happy Valentine's Day, all - especially to my boys, my family and friends and that #1 Valentine up in the sky. My heart is full; my life is blessed.
#ValentinesDay #AshWednesday #GodisLove
Romans 5:5 God has poured out his love into our hearts. MT 6:1-6, 16-18 Jesus said to his disciples, “Beware of practicing your piety before others in order to be seen by them; for then you have no reward from your Father in heaven. “So whenever you give alms, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, so that they may be praised by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward. But when you give alms, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your alms may be done in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you. “And whenever you pray, do not be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, so that they may be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward. But whenever you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you. “And whenever you fast, do not look dismal, like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces so as to show others that they are fasting. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward. But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, so that your fasting may be seen not by others but by your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.”