(Imagine you are holding a tiny gift book in your hands and turning the pages as you read this next special series of Valentine posts here this week… )
Valentines is a time to celebrate everyone we love…
At times, when you are feeling lonely —
it might be easy to start thinking valentines have passed you by.
But that’s when you need to find a corner of quiet
in a hub bub world.
Take time to notice reflections of color in rainwater pools
where a heart-shaped leaf has come to rest right at your feet.
Listen for an unexpected song
trilling a serenade just for you from an overhead branch,
or wonder at a once-wilting plant
that has quite suddenly bounced back to life from your nurturing hands!
For the One who loves us most
has hidden and planned brightly-shaped valentines all round
for us to find…
like an Easter egg hunt
directed by His Hand.
Yours may be an exquisite butterfly sent your way,
or maybe a stone or a seashell with a heart design
discovered on a walk.
It could be a breeze that lifts its fingers gently through your hair
pushes you playfully from behind,
or whispers I love you’s through the treetops.
Or the joy of seeing ripples streaming patterns of peace across a still lake…
There are valentines waiting for each of us…all the time…
Have you looked and listened for yours today?
© Pam Depoyan
Have you found any unexpected valentines lately?
If you missed the earlier story pages of this series, here are the previous links:
- My Little Book of valentines for you… Page One
- My Little Book of Valentines for You… Page 2
- My Little Book of Valentines – Page 3
- My Little Book of Valentines – Page 4
“In the Garden with Blue Enchantment” * shown above, is now on display and available for purchase in my “Picture It in Pen and Ink” blog gallery — All Things Childhood
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