Loren likes to paint her Life with beautiful colors , and to splash that to others.She looked through the big glass window , and somehow it seemed that the roads are more crowded than the other day must be the Friday crowd. Driving back to home on Friday is a little more relaxing ,but at the same time so many things piles up in the to-do-list as trip to the library, working out, grocery, etc etc Close to her house Loren slowed down to buy the weekend paper from the old man as a token of help, who always stands there either it is rain ,cold or hot weather. Slowly Loren rolled down the window and called him,’how are you? can I have a paper please ?” “sure,” then he came swiftly to deliver with a big smile on his face. The paper was quite heavy, must be the ads .She looked around to see if anything special is going on ,there it is on the big flashing sign, “Surprise your love ones today…..”Hmm it must be the Valentines Day coming soon. She tried to remember the days, there was not much of gift exchange, but mostly of spending time together or eating or going to movie. and to do what others enjoy to do. For Loren the word Love is very special,it is like a gentle flow of feeling but not the material aspects linked to it, without any attachment, a very pure, sublime form . The shrill sound of the text pulled her back from her thought . She looked at her text, “please bring milk on your way back ‘ so she turned around at the nearest grocery store. There are people standing in long line with flowers, beautifully decorated candy boxes, heart- shaped cakes , cards full of flowery lines of love. Standing in that long line with the valentine’s day shoppers , she was trying to figure out a different meaning for the special day. As soon as Loren entered the house, both the dogs came running wagging their tails to welcome her. You can feel their love without any expectation. Loren decided to do something different this year.
It was a beautiful Saturday morning. Loren walked in to her garden to pick some pretty roses to make couple bouquet ,with hand crafted paper, baked delicious heart- shaped cookies , and wrapped them nicely. On her list the first one was the homeless lady who stands at a intersection with a board for food and waves to all the passerby with a smile.. To make a special day for the lady, Loren drove there. As Loren wished her and give her blanket with a beautiful Red rose & wrapped cookies , trying to wipe her tear the lady came a little more closer to hold Loren’s hand and thanked her then she said,” do you know miss this is the best Valentines gift I got after my husband passed away,” .It felt like the little things for others sometimes occupy the biggest part of their hearts . Then Loren decided to visit the senior citizen home. She handed our the roses and home made cookies to them. One after another they started giving her hugs, wishing her “Happy Valentine’s Day”. It was very overwhelming and a long day , but there was a felling of coziness, peace, and satisfaction. As the day ended, she sat down to write her daily diary and the first sentence flowed on to her page was ” Love is not about material possession, it is more about appreciation, giving and sharing” .