I am aware there are a lot of Valentine’s Day haters out there, but I am not one of them. If you read my M.I.S.S. Muses post last week, you know my word is love, so a celebration of it is a-ok in my book. No, I have not been showered with gifts or suitors or hotties or something in my past or present. And no, I do not have some grand plan for celebrating this year. In fact, I counted back when I last had a Valentine, and that was 8 years ago. I just really like the idea of sharing love.
Some of you may need more reason to be into this “Hallmark holiday.” Luckily, a lovely gal made a video that depicts so much of why I love it! This week, Dice Suicide released a short video she made called “Sending My Love.” In it, she has a bunch of red balloons she hands out to random strangers in a park. Children, men, women, couples, singles, and even dogs get a little bit of love. The reactions from people are quite awesome and watching her unabashedly hand out balloons is inspiring to watch. People who would normally pass her by smile when they get a balloon. Some even come up to her to ask for one! People of all types are excited by a simple gesture.
Why make this video? In Dice’s own words:
I wanted to do something simple and thoughtful that would make a BIG impact on many people. It was great to see how surprised everyone was, and putting all those smiles on people’s faces felt really wonderful.
It takes guts to put love out there. People are scared by the word “love” and its implications. There is a lot of bitterness, skepticism, and unmet expectations wrapped up in the thought of Valentine’s Day. But you know what? It doesn’t have to be like that. It can be simple, as Dice shows in her video. And she shows that by putting cheer and love out there, you get to feel it, too. To me, Valentine’s Day isn’t about having to send flowers or buy gifts. It’s not about having a date or proving something. It’s about celebrating love and sharing it with others.
Watching this video was so inspiring I’m seriously considering doing something like it. Watch for yourself and enjoy. And, if you’re inspired for more love after watching, listen to our M.I.S.S. pro-love playlist.
Happy Valentine’s Day, and wishing you love in your life.
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