What Is So Special About Valentine’s Day?
Tuesday, February 14, is Valentine’s Day. It is a day attributed to “LOVE.”
I just do not understand this holiday. It makes me wonder and ask myself, “What are we expected to do the other 364 days?”
I do not know about you, my readers. God blessed my life with HIS perfect woman to be my mate and partner. For that, every day is a blessing. Every day is a day of “love.” So I plan to continue to say to my wonderful and “perfect-for-me” wife, those three little words.
Those Three Little Words
Those three little words can do oh so much. Even at a whisper they’re faster than a touch.
Those three little words even from a little child, can turn a sad old face into one great big smile.
Those three little words have such power when spoke. One must hold back the tears and try your best not to choke.
Those three little words have more magic than a wand. Sometimes they’re all we need to have a special bond.
Those three little words are spoken far too few. So I thought I’d better say “Oh honey, I Love You.”
Sometimes, it is the simple lessons that we remember most often. Following are five things that you cannot recover in life:
(1) The Stone … after it’s thrown
(2) The Word …after it’s said,
(3) The Occasion… after it’s missed, and
(4) The Time … after it’s gone.
(5) A person … after they die.
A simple lesson, but how powerful it is.
Did you hear about what happened in Washington, D.C. the other day? One day last week, a florist went to a barber for a haircut. After the cut, he asked about his bill, and the barber replied, “I cannot accept money from you, I’m doing community service this week.”
The florist was pleased and left the shop. When the barber went to open his shop the next morning, there was a “thank you” card and a dozen roses waiting for him at his door.
Later, a cop comes in for a haircut, and when he tries to pay his bill, the barber again replied, “I cannot accept money from you, I’m doing community service this week.”
The cop was happy and left the shop. The next morning when the barber went to open up, there was a “thank you” card and a dozen donuts waiting for him at his door.
Then a congressman came in for a haircut, and when he went to pay his bill, the barber again replied, “I cannot accept money from you. I’m doing community service this week.”
The congressman was very happy and left the shop. The next morning, when the barber went to open up, there were a dozen congressmen lined up waiting for a free haircut.
And that, my friends, illustrates the fundamental difference between the citizens of our country and the politicians who run it.
Oops, I Missed The Bus
The new family in the neighborhood overslept, and their six-year-old daughter missed her school bus. The father, though late for work, said he would drive her if she’d direct him to the school.
They rode several blocks before she told him to turn the first time. Several blocks later she told him to turn again. After 20 minutes of turn after turn, they finally reached the school. At that point, the father realized they were only a few blocks from their home. Extremely annoyed, he asked his daughter why she had led him around in such circles.
“But, daddy,” the child protested, “that’s the way the school bus goes, and it’s the only way I know.”
I want to give a warm “thank you” and an “ATTA-GIRL” to one of my regular readers, Brenda Prince, who called me and gave me a list of her family birthdays. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. If your birthday or your family member’s birthday is not mentioned, it is because I do not have it. So please call me, email me, send a “homing pigeon” so that I will get the information about your special loved one.
Zachary Raines, grandson of Brenda Prince, celebrated his birthday on Tuesday, Feb. 7. Better late than never. Also celebrating birthdays this week are Luke Edens on Thursday, Feb. 9; D.J. Anthony on Friday, Feb. 10; Bobby Hall, Frances Lancaster, and Brad Phillips on Monday, Feb. 13; and Cindy Phillips on Wednesday, Feb. 15. These are our birthdays this week. Let’s call’um up and wish’um a HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Henry And The Football
There was this here high school graduate named Henry who wanted to play college football. So he up and went to spring practice and saw Coach Dabo Swinney. Henry told Coach Dabo that he wanted to play football for Clemson.
Coach Dabo asked, “well, Henry, what can do you do with a football?”
Henry said, “I can do anything with dat there football,” so he picked it up and threw it all the way down the field across the goalpost into the stands. Coach Dabo was really impressed.
So Coach Dabo asked, “what can’t you do with a football?”
Henry smiled and said, “well, I can’t sign it.”” O Henry got his scholarship right then and there.
Many thanks to an anonymous reader who shared this joke with me. I am ready for more jokes, if you know any.
Happy Anniversary To
Russ and Rhonda Sanders celebrated their wedding anniversary on Sunday, Feb. 5. Would you believe that according to my records, no one was married during Feb. 9 and Feb. 16? “Dat’s amazing!”
Those Three Special Words
On October 5, 1990, my wife and helpmeet, Bonnie, went home to heaven after battling brain cancer for almost five years. For five years, we both knew that fateful day was coming. And for five years I made it a point to tell Bonnie as often as I can those three special words: “I Love You.” And when that fateful day did come, I was left with the undeniable truth that I was no longer going to be able to tell Bonnie those three special words.
Valentine’s Day is Tuesday, February 14. This is the season for expressing the feeling of love and gifts of chocolate, roses, jewelry.
But really, expressing our love for the most important person in our life is a 365-day celebration. Whether it be your Husband, your Wife, your Father, your Mother, Your Sister, Your Brother or Your Best Friend, the day will come when you no longer will be able to say, “I Love You.”
So I am encouraging you to make it your priority for the rest of your life to express to your loved one as often as you are able that you love him/her. And then back that expression with action; making him/her know in action and words that he/she is truly special and truly loved.
How many times today did you say to your loved one, “I Love You?”
At The Doctor’s Office
It really does not matter where you live. You can live in Columbia or Greenville, or Union, or Flat Rock, it is still the same. “What you ask?”
Let me tell you about my aunt: Whenever my aunt went to the doctor, she would complain to me about the long delay she always endured. One day, when my aunt’s name was finally called, she was asked to step on the scale. “I need to get your weight today,” said the nurse. Without a moment’s hesitation, my aunt replied, “One hour and 45 minutes!” “Ain’t it da truth!?”
Thought Of The Week
Blessed are those who can give without remembering, and take without forgetting.
If You Have Good News
When you see, hear, or make news, hear good, funny, and clean jokes, please email your news and jokes to me at email@example.com, call me at 864-441-2371, mail your news to me at POB 128, Buffalo, or stop me on the street. When you celebrate good things in your life, I would like to share that with the good people of Buffalo. You want to laugh. I want to laugh. So please make me laugh.
Until next week, may God bless you richly.