Valentine’s Day Reflections

I heard a song last year called “Slow” written by Tyler Hayes Rueff.  There is a line in that song that reads,I’m feeling so thankful for every man who let you go. Now they're missing all the beautiful I see.”   When I heard that line for the first time, I stopped dead in my tracks.  That doesn’t happen very often to me when I hear new music.  Why did it hit me so hard?  Because in that moment, I realized how thankful I was for my Lisa.  Deeply thankful.  So why are music and love such close partners?  I have always said that music is a "can opener to the soul," and it can open doors in you that haven’t been opened in a long time.  You enter that deep place where love and hope reside, as well as, where dreams are formed.  Music is truly a key to a door.  Music, and poetry alike, is the language that our hearts speak.  Music is a wild and un-tame language that few learn to master but that all speak in some way.  It is universal, and I love the fact that when our words fail we are able to use someone else’s… through a song.  Music and love can be very separate, but when they come together in perfect harmony, there is nothing more powerful.


Valentine’s Day is right around the corner.  If you don’t have a special someone right now, make time with your friends, family, and children and tell them how much they mean to you.  


Here are 3 simple ways to show your love:


1.  Give an extra-long hug or hold hands.

Sometimes simple gestures, like a hug or holding hands, go a long way.


2.  Choose “your song,” if you haven’t already. If you have, listen to it again together.

Sometimes someone else’s words express what is in our hearts better than we can.


3.  Write a short note expressing your love.

Whether you are expressing your undying love or simply acknowledging how thankful you are, write it down.  Don’t keep your loving words to yourself, share them.