Touchy feely stuff with roses, pink ribbons and teddy bears? A few days before Valentine’s Day? Who has time for all this really? But, no this is not about you – since “you” is so often not about you but about others and how you work and “play” with them. So, stop for a moment. Pause, period, hold. What if…
Remember my post about Sacha Dichter’s “The Generosity Experiment?” At any moment, we have the chance through our individual actions to transform others’ behaviors…” Why? Because we all crave to satisfy our need for connection – how we share life with other people, and meaning – believing and serving something bigger than yourself.
So, the goal is to make Valentine’s Day about more than flowers, chocolates, and romantic dinners: to reconnect it to generosity for all. “This Monday, Valentine’s Day, is going to be rebooted as Generosity Day: one day of sharing love with everyone, of being generous to everyone, to see how it feels and to practice saying “Yes.” Let’s make the day about love, action and human connection — because we can do better than smarmy greeting cards, overpriced roses and stressed-out couples trying to create romantic meals on the fly.
So, say yes – hell, yes, actually!