A dear friend of mine, named Herb gave me this little newspaper clipping years ago on St. Valentine's Day and I have kept it circulating every year in his honor. He clipped it out of the Dear Abby section of the KC Star and here it is for you....
Dear Readers: Tomorrow is St. Valentine's Day, so be a sweetheart and call someone you love and say, "I love you." (Make two or three calls. Who says you can't love more than one person --in different ways, of course?)
Go through your closets and give all those clothes you've been saving until you lose 10 pounds to your favorite charity (Women's Employment Network, KC, MO?). Call someone who's lonely and say, "I'm thinking of you." Or better yet, say, "I'll be over tomorrow to take you to lunch....or run some errands....or give you a ride."
Visit a sick friend. Say a prayer. Donate some blood. Adopt a pet. Will your eyes, your kidneys and all your usable organs to someone who can use them after you're gone. Forgive an enemy. Hug your teen-ager. Write a fan letter. Listen to a bore. Pay your doctor. Tell your parents you think they're wonderful. Spay your dog. Neuter your cat. Quit smoking. Drive carefully. If you're walking, watch where you're going.
And, don't wait until next year to be a sweetheart again. Love, Abby, Herb and Pam
And, here is another good one for you:
H*U*G*S (Author Unknown)
It's wondrous what a hug can do. A hug can cheer you when you're blue. A hug can say, "I love you so," or "Gee! I hate to see you go."
A hug is, "Welcome back again!" And, "Great to see you!" or "Where've you been?"
A hug can soothe a small child's pain and bring a rainbow after the rain.
The hug! There's just no doubt about it. We scarcely could survive without it. A hug delights and warms and charms. It must be why God gave us arms....
Hugs are for fathers and mothers, Sweet sisters, swell for brothers, and changes are some favorite aunts love them more than potted plants.
Kittens crave them. Puppies love them. Heads of state are not above them. A hug can break the language barrier and make the dullest day seem merrier.
No need to fret about the store of 'em. The more you give, the more there are of 'em.
So stretch those arms without delay and give someone a hug today!!!