By: Carol Britton Meyer
In the midst of all of life's challenges, and during the cold winter month of February, comes Valentine's Day -- a holiday that is sure to hold special meaning this year.
There is no better time to express extra appreciation for our frontline workers -- from nurses and doctors to grocery store clerks and restaurant staff -- and for everyone else in our lives whom we care about and who has helped us get through these unusual times.
Family, friends, an acquaintance, a teacher or co-worker, someone we may not have met before who crosses our path in a local shop -- all can be on the receiving end of our expression of caring and love on this special day.
Sending flowers, offering a helping hand, creating a colorful handmade greeting card, giving a friendly smile, and voicing words of praise are some of the ways we can celebrate Valentine's Day.
In the words of a familiar poet and playwright and of a well-known philosopher:
"Who, being loved, is poor?" -- Oscar Wilde
"At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet." -- Plato
Wishing you and yours a Happy Valentine's Day