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A Lovely Post

One week into February and my heart is feeling full. I’ve added pink details around my home, and I’m looking forward to doing more to celebrate both Valentine's Day and black history month. This month especially is an opportunity to feel gratitude and love for family, friends, and those that came before us and paved the way.

Philippians 4:8 NIV: Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

Celebrate with Giving

At valentines’ day, a little goes a long way. Thinking of someone for this holiday plain and simply says, I love you. And guess what, thinking of others is a sure way for YOU to feel good. My favorite way to give at Valentine's Day is to send cards in the mail. In addition to sending cards, here some other ways to show love this month:

1. Send Flowers to a Friend

2. Call or Text a Friend

3. Prepare a Meal for Someone

4. Take Someone Out For Lunch

5. Give Someone a Compliment

6. Be Generous When Tipping

7. Pay For the Person Behind You in Line in a Drive Through

8. Be a Good Listener for Someone

9. Donate to a Non-Profit

Thinking of others is a sure way for you to feel good.

Celebrate with Music

Nothing gets a celebration started like some good music. Something fun I’ve been doing to celebrate black history month is listening to love songs from the 1970’s and 1980’s by African American artists. These songs have so much energy and ingenuity. They are works of art that I invite you to join me in enjoying! Here are some of the songs I've been listening to:

1. "I Just Called to Say I Love You" - Stevie Wonder (1984)

2. "Love's in Need of Love" - Stevie Wonder (1976)

3. "Love Train" – The O’Jays – (1972)

4. "You are the Sunshine of My Life" - Stevie Wonder (1972)

5. "Lovely Day" – Bill Withers (1977)

6. "Just the Two of Us" – Grover Washington, Jr. and Bill Withers (1980)

7. "Giving You the Best That I Got" – Anita Baker (1988)

8. "Let's Stay Together" - Al Green (1972)

9. "As" - Stevie Wonder (1976)

10. "At Last" - Etta James (1960)

I wanted to write which song I am loving most on this list, but I can't choose just one! So my top two songs are Just the Two of Us and Love Train. Which of these songs is your favorite? Is there a song you’d add to the list?

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I hope your week is filled with faith, focus, and fun!


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