Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day.
You know what that means for me? Well today, I will go to work ONLY to make deliveries of BEAUTIFUL flower arrangements to all those who ordered from my boss. They are perfect and perfectly named. Flirt, Petite, Lush, .. the list goes on and the flowers are to die for!
My job, well if you read my last post, is so much fun. I love that I get to be a part of a company that is always putting together everyone’s dream weddings, events, or florals, but in the Valentine season, my job made me re-evaluate myself a bit.
How many men and women out there are working today to put a smile on someone else’s face? And not for ONE moment is someone thinking about them in the process. They are handing you the sweet tea at the drive thru, they are the nurses that are taking care of your sick family, or sitting in the waiting room waiting to hear good news. They are your friends at church or the man at the bus stop. It could be the woman in the grocery line with a screaming baby on her hip and toddler begging for bubble gum. These people, every day, deserve to have a little ounce of love extended to them, a moment where they can feel like someone cared about them to step out of their comfort zone JUST to remind them that they are loved.
I started brainstorming with my husband and we came up with an idea to put love into action this year. We are newly-weds on a TIGHT budget and felt like spending our money on giving suited us more than a candle lit dinner for two at waffle house.
So we got to work and even got a little help from our SWEETEST friend, Brooke. She loved the idea and spent some time with me giving at a few different places. We went wherever we felt led to go, which at times can feel awkward and uncertain.
We went to Baptist Hospital, drive-thru lines, talked to strangers on elevators and in waiting rooms. I even went to a family photo shoot.
Honestly, there were moments where we felt uncomfortable, we got nervous before we spoke to complete strangers and offered them candy… I wasn’t thinking about the whole don’t take candy from strangers thing until after!
BUT, let me tell you, it was the most amazing feeling seeing people that I knew and didn’t know smile and laugh and rejoice over a little box of candy.
Let me challenge you with this, the day before Valentine’s Day, PUT. LOVE. INTO. ACTION. Even if it is just with your words or simply helping someone get chips off of the top shelf at the grocery store. Do something today, not about you, but about someone else.
We are LOVED, because we are known by the One who created us.
Knowing that, share it. When you do, try to capture that moment! Post it on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter and hashtag #Iamlovedchallenge
We want to challenge you to put love into action the ENTIRE month of February! It is SO fun and rewarding.
Cody and I really want to see all the true LOVE in the air 🙂
Happy Valentine’s MONTH, from the Bell’s!
Check out the video from our fun adventure! (keep in mind, we are NOT professional videographers 🙂 )