14 Ways to Love Others
Valentine’s Day is February 14th, but who says showing love to others is limited to just that day? Try these ideas to show love to others:
- Start your husband’s car several minutes before he needs to leave. Scrape off the windshield, and leave a mug of hot coffee or a bottled water in the cup holder for him.
- Throw your family’s towels in the dryer while they are bathing so they are nice and toasty when they get out.
- Take your neighbor’s trash cans back up to their home.
- Have you thanked your children’s Sunday school teachers lately? Write a quick note or send a small gift thanking them for their sacrifice.
- Buy extra boxes of valentines (both boy and girl or gender-neutral) and give them to your child’s teacher the week before Valentine’s Day. Unfortunately, there are students whose parents forget or neglect to buy them, and the kids feel left out.
- When ordering in a restaurant, look your waiter or waitress in the eye and thank them by name. Tip well.
- Compliment or encourage the young, harried mom in the grocery store with something positive you observed.
- Have the kids greet their daddy at the door like he’s king of the castle. Take his briefcase, hand him a mug of hot chocolate and his slippers, and give him a big welcome home kiss.
- Show your appreciation to the support staff (administrative assistants, school nurse, custodians, bus drivers, cooks, etc.) at your children’s school with a homemade coffee cake or buy several dozen donuts. Make a thank-you card with your children’s photos to put beside the treat.
- Leave sticky notes (or candy hearts) with sweet messages around the house for your family to find.
- Cook dinner for a young family. Let the mom know the night before that she doesn’t need to worry about dinner the next day, or make a meal that can be frozen if she already has her meal planned.
- Write a message on the bathroom mirror with a bar of soap to get your hubby or kids’ days started on a positive note.
- Find someone without a sweetheart (single mom, widow or widower, single adult) and invite them for a Valentine’s dinner.
- February 14 is also National Organ Donor Day. Make sure your driver’s license is signed to be an organ donor to help save a life.