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Love Notes

Love Notes

It’s National Love Notes Day! Do you leave love notes? What are your favorite memories involving love notes?

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Holly 1991

Today’s photos feature my daughter between the ages of 2 and 6. On Sunday she will be 27 years old. Happy Birthday Kiddo!

 When my daughter was growing up, I used to put little love notes in her backapck as she’d head to school.  At the time, Franklin Covey had a book out called Loving Reminders for Kids.

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It was a book that I picked up and utilized, but never realized it’s impact on my daughter.

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Holly 1994

Between the ages of 6 and 9, My daughter went through various health issues. She eventually ended up in a long term care facility.

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Holly 1995

It was during the time she was in a long term care facility that I learned just how valuable those notes were to her. She asked me one day why she never got them anymore.

I searched desperately for those books, but they were no longer in print. Out of desperation, I reached out to the Franklin Covey group to find out if they knew of anywhere who still had them.

The initial response was no. I decided I would figure something out on my own.

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Holly 1996

A few days later, I got an e-mail from one of their employees. Someone had a copy of the book at home. Not only that, they were willing to send it to me for free. It was gently used, but that didn’t matter.

I made a point to give her at least one a week until they were gone.

I know the concept is simple. I know we all want to be told we are loved. To be told we matter. To have someone say you are special to me.

I am going to challenge you to get out there and send someone a love note tonight. Send a text. Send an e-mail. Leave a post it note on the bathroom mirror.

You never know how much it might mean to them.

 

 


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