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Fresh Ways With Valentine’s Day

On Valentine’s Day, and every day, what are fresh ways to demonstrate appreciation and affection for others?

More than a feeling, love is an action. First, fill your own emotional tank so you can give from a place of abundance.

With your kids, listen to the dramatized story of Saint Valentine in the Adventures in Odyssey episode, The Last I Do.

To Love Others on Valentine’s Day

  • Give generous tips
  • Say, ‘please’
  • Say, ‘thank you’
  • Open the door for someone
  • Remove ‘You never’ and ‘You always’ from your vocabulary
  • Avoid criticizing, complaining, condemning
  • Drop excuses
  • Listen to understand
  • Forgive
  • Extend grace
  • Write a thank you note
  • Send someone a bit of paradise with the book, Chasing Sunrise

To Valentine well on Valentines Day and everyday, learn the history of Saint Valentine and his strength of integrity to stand for what is right. Love and commitment is a sacrifice worth making and celebrating. Valentine’s Day is opportune for remembering the people in your life that you love and that love you.

Click HERE to listen to my podcast with Cynthia Simmons for a treasure trove of fresh Valentine ideas, beginning with filling your own heart.

What are your tips for living well? I’d like to hear from you.

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Meet PeggySue

We’ve heard of soccer moms and stage mothers. I’m a writer who trailers my kids and horses across the nation. My Apple computer, fondly christened MacBeth, is the essential I bring along.