Yesterday, on Facebook, a widowed friend of mine posted that she will be thinking of all of her widowed friends today. After that initial post, the widowed friends jumped on board wishing each other well, encouraging each other in ways that no one else could. Now, that's love.
Another friend of mine posted this: "Remember this: Saint Valentine's legend is that he encouraged his
Christian brothers and sisters while they were being persecuted by
sending a message of love to them, even while imprisoned. Valentine's
day should be remembered as a day of caring and encouraging one another,
not worrying about being single or with a lover. I challenge you today
to reach out to that person you know is struggling in life and encourage
them today in the Spirit of St. Valentine.... ♥"
On this Valentine's Day, I'm remembering the love I shared with Mike. I'm also reminding myself that there's still a lot of that left over for others.