Valentine’s Day Musings

Published: February 14, 2024
Category: FamilyRelationships

Chocolate-covered strawberries somehow tasted sweeter 

sharing them with my mother 

in the coziness of her apartment

just days after she was released from the hospital.


Watching my four-and-three-quarters granddaughter 

intently focused on making special Valentine’s cards

for her mommy and daddy

and of course beloved “GG” (aka great-grandmother) 

reminded me of the start of my own lifelong love affair

with crayons, magic markers, and all things glittery.

These days, I create art supply boxes filled with glue sticks,

sequins, and stickers 

that enhance our time together.


Love manifests itself in so many ways 

including self-compassion and self-love,

which is the magical scaffolding upon which

everything else can soar.


I’m sending you strength and love.

Soaringwords is the power to heal. 


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