Can extract sunshine from a cloudy day!

Join the great company of those who make the barren places of life fruitful with kindness. Carry a vision of heaven in your hearts, and you shall make your name,your college, the world, correspond to that vision. Your success and happiness lie within you. External conditions are the accidents of life, its outer wrappings. The great, enduring realities are love and service. Joy is the holy fire that keeps our purpose warm and our intelligence aglow. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulty. ~ Helen Keller
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Friday, February 13, 2015

"Of Cut-Up Cards and Cherub Gifties' "

Roselle Quin

"Spread love everywhere you go: first of all in your own house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor... Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness; kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting."
-Mother Theresa
I wonder if the youth still celebrate Valentine's Day, the way we did when I was young?

It wasn't a day of garish spending, but of cut-up cards, heart pins, tiny cherub gifties' miniature heart chocolates. The day was framed in a Juliet  sort of way and reveled  in celebration of innocent frivolity. It was half- Easter - half Christmas in a red polka dot box topped with a ribbon of romance. If one had a sweetheart, then adoration, but if not, it didn't sullen the mood. Friendship was the focus, gaiety the goal, - heart the reason; a kinda'  love your neighbor world day. 

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One doesn't have to go along with the brassy commercialization of a day meant for bliss. The pressure of having to be with someone, the pressure of having to be in the right pricey place, the pressure of having to buy all the 'showy' accessories of a branded date, tsk, no - it won't guarantee fond memory. It's the everyday a-f-f-e-c-t-i-o-n that matters actually.

Valentine's Day is affection in motion. Give some and have fun! 

There is no remedy for love but to love more.
* Henry David Thoreau

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