Valentine’s Day Again? Ugh!

I propose we outlaw Valentine’s Day and replace it with national THANK YOU day.

National Thank You Day roseThis is the one day of the year when you pick up the phone and tell someone “Thank You.”

Thank you for being my mother, father, sister, son, spouse, friend, aunt, boss, neighbor …

Thank you for shoveling my sidewalk.

Thank you for writing that book, it inspired me.

Thank you for organizing these files, for checking in on me, for being a teacher, for volunteering. Thank you.

It’s a day to give to someone else, with no expectation for anything in return. It’s like Thanksgiving Day without the food and travel. It’s genuine, unexpected and totally welcome. It’s a way to connect and express appreciation and love without any guilt.

If you get a “Thank You” phone call, then it’s a bonus day – a day to smile with an understanding that you are part of the bigger whole.

Let’s replace Valentine’s Day with something that gets everyone involved. We all have someone, somewhere who we can thank, right?

And now — I’d like to thank you – for reading this and leaving a comment!

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9 thoughts on “Valentine’s Day Again? Ugh!

  1. And it’s always to nice to know that someone 1) notices and 2) cares that you give.
    The secret when receiving a compliment is to answer “Thank You”… so the giving keeps on giving!!
    And so I say, thank you for reading my post and for your comments! I love reading your blog as well …

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  4. Yes to saying Thank You and I Love You – and for me every day is Valentines Day – a day to express my love and gratitude to friends, family and strangers. Once upon a time I did a series of anti-greeting cards called F-allmark… in response to the commercialization of special days… But Hey – not everyone takes the time to share their creative gifts and messages. LOL. The etsy link and the museum link were fun (- and FYI the other two didn’t work)
    So thank you, Ms. Marge. Valentine’s Day can be special for lovers, so I won’t knock it – and for 20+ years that was my wedding anniversary – bad idea – we could never go out for dinner on our anniversary – every place was always booked with a long wait. LOL!

    • Yes, everyday should be Thank YOU day filled with love. However, somedays are just ‘get me out the door’ kind of day. Feb 14 wedding anniversary huh… I’ll be sure to warn others of the consequences of a wedding on this date!

      Love your comments!

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