On this Valentine’s Day
Not too often there’s a day
When so much love is shared
Today is such a day!
It’s a day for caring!
And being open to love!
It’s a day of joy!
As people reach out to those they love
I extend blessings to my family, friends, colleagues,
The humble, weak, and people of good will
I thank them for the good they do.
For making the earth a safer place
Praising them for their efforts
To bring joy and peace in this divisive world
I thank them for sacrifices that are often overlooked.
For being themselves when life seems impossible
I especially like to lift up my wife Mary,
Our son Matthew,
And daughter-in-law Shannon,
For being the world to me!