Every Valentine’s Day we are flooded with messages of romantic love. From pastel candy hearts with flirty messages to bundles of red roses scattered throughout every grocery store, the holiday’s emphasis on romantic relationships is loud and clear. Here at Be Better we thought, “Why stop there?” It is no secret the world needs more love, so let us open our hearts and share love with more people in it. Whether it be our partner, a family member, a friend, or perhaps someone we have never met before.
This week’s challenge is to spread love to those who least expect it through love letters! But these love letters are going to be written for people you have never met. Luckily, the website, More Love Letters connects us with new individuals. They offer two ways to become involved. The first way is to write a letter to one of the people nominated, (Jack, Taylor, Isa or Anne) who are real people in need of words of love and encouragement. You read their story, write a letter, and mail it to the address provided. The other option is to write little love notes and leave them around your community. Be sure to include the #moreloveletters as well as #bebetter52! Spreading love can have a profound impact, especially in tangible and unexpected ways.
This week’s challenge reminds us to opens our eyes and see where expressions of love might positively affect those who may be overlooked or feeling down. And it helps us realize the boundless power behind simple, small gestures that can make enormous differences in people’s lives.
Happy Valentine’s Day #bebetter52 friends! Let’s get writing!