As BFDC continues to pay it forward, we were very excited to have the opportunity to make a few young girls smile this year for Valentine’s Day! A few of our chapters, alumni, and National Board members came together to create messages of self-love for these beautiful young girls who most certainly have the world in front of them saying a variety of different things. Unfortunately due to scheduling conflicts, I was not able to deliver the messages on Valentine’s Day as planned, so instead I will be taking the cards and notes this upcoming week when I go to speak to the young women about positive self-esteem through our National Philanthropy, “Yes, I am all that!”.
Initially I was really disappointed when I found out I wouldn’t be able to get the cards to the girls for Valentine’s Day for various reasons. 1. Because our members had worked so hard on their messages. 2. Because anyone who knows me knows that I do not like to deviate from a plan, and 3. Because why would you give someone a Valentine’s Day card after Valentine’s Day?
So instead we sent the girls roses and a collective message of love from BFDC for Valentine’s Day so they’d have something. Even though the girls were really happy with their flowers alone, the perfectionist in me remained disappointed by what I thought was a missed opportunity.
But then God reminded me of something – Love is love any day of the year and a message of self love after Valentine’s Day is less likely to get lost in all the cards, candy, and flowers of the actual day. That’s not even me looking on the bright side, that’s just true :-). That simple reminder helped me to not focus on the “perfectness” of giving the appropriate message on the appropriate day, but instead to focus on giving the anointed message on the appointed day.
As always, God is in control and I can only do what he tells me to do when he tells me to do it. So with that I say to my members – don’t worry! Your cards and gifts WILL be given soon. And to everyone reading this I say – Happy Valentine’s Day, every day of the year!
With love always,