The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.

You Got To Have Heart

by Dessa Rodeffer, Quill Publisher/Owner

February 13, 2008

I've been reading everyone's thoughts on chocolates and flowers for Valentine's Day and I just want to say that although I love just having time together, it still makes my heart feel good to see that my honey has bought me a Godiva truffle or a single rose and a card rather than just watching a night of TV together.

You are right, it is not about the money, but it seems like too many times throughout the year we make excuses of why we can't do things for each other.

We are pretty blessed in America, that we can afford a hot bath every day, or gas to run to the store. Although the fuel bills are high, I am sure we can take out a dollar or two to buy a small token of sweetness for those we say we care about.

Remember the old story of the man who sold his watch to buy a hair clip for his wife and how she cut her hair and sold it to buy a chain for his watch. Both had sold the best of what they had to give their best to the other for Christmas.

At our house, my mother always received a large heart shaped box of chocolates from my father.

I always laughed at her love of chocolates, but of late, my husband and I both will search the cupboards for the M&Ms.

You don't have to over indulge, just stop your routine long enough to let that special person in your life know you can go out of your way, at least a couple times a year, to say they are loved.

My dad was excellent at short poems, too. That would do the trick, :I'm positive!