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Happy Valentine’s Day/Generosity Day – Doug and Biscuit!

Happy Valentine’s Day/Generosity Day to my two sweethearts — you both make my life so much sweeter!

Below is a totem I had custom-made by Laura Johnson of Le Animalé.  Laura was able to create my vision — she painted our little family on a heart totem standing roughly 1.75 inches tall and she engraved our names and date on the other side of the totem!  I gave this heart totem to Doug for Valentine’s Day/Generosity Day this year!  He loved it!  We celebrated Valentine’s Day/Generosity Day early this past Saturday evening at Tersiguel’s — a nice surprise!  Since Biscuit was unable to go to dinner with us on Saturday, we stopped on the way home and picked him up some soft-serve vanilla Chick-Fil-A ice cream, which he loved!  (Biscuit loves Chick-Fil-A ice cream– reserved for special occassions!)  Doug also sent me the beautiful bouquet of flowers yesterday pictured below!

I really like the idea of Valentine’s Day being Generosity Day, a movement started by Sasha Dichter!  Generosity leads to confidence and happiness, which then leads to good health and inner peace, which then leads to world peace.  Generosity is the ultimate gesture of love.  It has no boundaries, no biases, no vanities, no material worth, no ego.  A saving grace for our age, perhaps.

A call to hearts:

“Give to people on the street.  Tip outrageously.  Help a stranger.  Write a note telling someone how much you appreciate them.  Smile.  Donate (more) to a cause that means a lot to you.  Take clothes to GoodWill.  Share your toys (grownups and kids).  Be patient with yourself and with others.  Replace the toilet paper in the bathroom.  All generous acts count!” 

“Love recognizes no barrier.  It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”

Maya Angelou

Happy Valentine’s Day/Generosity Day to all!





If you are interested in having a totem made, I highly recommend Laura Johnson of Le Animalé!  Laura previously made for us a totem of Biscuit; and she made a joined together cheetah and panda totem for our anniversary last year!


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“A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.”


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