Mark Grimm


Try a Personal Note for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity¬†to¬†demonstrate what that special person means to you. Christmas has presents for the kids. Thanksgiving is consumed with food and family gatherings. Valentine’s Day is “show time” for lovers.

Do we make the most of it?

Try something different this year. Write a personal card that is both specific and revealing. If you need a hand getting started, maybe this will help:

1- Jot down the things you love most about your partner. Make a list.
2- Think of specific examples that reflect those traits
3- Locate a photo or two that represents the examples
4- Create a brief outline that tells this special story
5- Start writing

You don’t have to be Hemingway. A little editing here, a little polishing there, and you’ve got something that will be memorable. No time you say? How much time have you spent on social media lately. Give it break for a moment and pause for something that matters most.

Flowers last a week. The right note can be an enduring treasure. Go for it!