On this ❤️ Valentines Day I just want to dump some love on all the people out there. All the ones who would give a hand and a leg up to anyone in front of them that needed it, all who give a good tip, all who would give a neighbor a ride 🚘 to the doctor, all who have shoveled 🌨 someone's driveway or mowed someone's lawn for them.
I am sending love to who ever gave a donation toward curing a disease; anyone who has prayed 🙏🏻 for the safety of someone who is not their responsibility, anyone who returned their library books 📚 on time. Anyone who has planted flowers 🌻 or studied to be better at what they do in their community✍🏻. Anyone who tried to make their lives better, anyone who reached for the stars, 🌟 anyone who inspired others by making their own dreams come true.
Join with me and let us include anyone who polished their car to impress a chosen person on their first date. Anyone who is living in fear. Anyone who carries self doubt. Anyone who is angry or disappointed or hurt or sad; anyone who regrets things they did, or did not do.
Anyone who has looked out for a child . Anyone who has watched out for an elder. Anyone who has painted🎨. Anyone who has learned an instrument🎻. Anyone who creates music🎼 and art 🎭. Anyone who has sewn a dress, changed a flat, written a song, baked a birthday cake🎂.
Anyone who has gone swimming🏊. Anyone who has smiled at a baby. Anyone who teaches with strength of heart. Anyone who loves a good joke.
If I reached out and held the hand of someone who is on this list, and they reached out and found someone who appears on this list and held their hand, I believe that by next week everyone on 🌎 our gorgeous blue marble of a planet would be attached to others with both hands. I wanted everyone to appear at least once on this list. Oh; to give every hand a chance to be held.
If we focus on the basic goodness and the feeling place, rather than the labels, we are so very, very fine.
Happy Valentines Day, all my full hearted people. We have totally got this love thing when we let go of the stories we hold in our heads a little too tightly.
Melissa Regan is a Storyteller who is honored to celebrate the life you live and the people you love. She partners with individuals at significant times of life and loss, supporting them by creating and presenting their loved ones story at a service or by planning an inspirational day of rememberance and reflection.
Melissa spent time as a critical care nurse before she became specialized in the field of organ donation. Melissa was well known for the care she gave grieving families and did this delicate work for 14 years. Her experience lead to her teaching heartfelt methods of communication to donation specialists around the world.
Inspired by everything these families taught her, she expanded her perspective on life by studying Positive Psychology, earning both a CiPP and a CAPP. She received training as an end of life doula through INELDA. She has a special grace all her own when it comes to supporting us at times of change and loss.
Melissa is a wife, mother, lifelong learner, and a lover of the wonder you can find in a single moment. She brings this wonder to her public speaking, connecting us to the grandness and depth always present in the day to day.
“Take a day to be thoughtful... the rest of your life is here.”