When my sisters and I were younger, my mom would always try to make holidays super special for us. For Valentine’s day, she would clean our room, make our beds, and have chocolates and a bear waiting for us when we got home from school. I don’t remember exactly what the gifts were or how much she spent on them, but I do remember the feeling that I had when I saw what she had done. An act of service can mean so much more to someone than you think. That clean room meant so much to me and I look forward to the years ahead when I can do this for my children. Actions speak volumes to those around us.
I cherish holidays like Valentine’s day because even though I show my daughter love every day, giving her an act of service and kindness teaches her that love is in the doing.
Happy Valentine’s Day!