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 "Do not forget to entertain strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.Â" The Bible

The third holiday selling retail is one day away. Right behind Christmas and the Day FatherÂ, Valentine Day will be celebrated by spending of $ 13 billion in all heart-shaped, chocolate-flavored or scented roses.

While dark chocolate does not deny or rebuff to deliver flowers, IÂ'm not only for the sake of this year. OK. Maybe IÂ'm still in chocolate. My husband was out of town ValentineÂ's Day, so only wonÂ't be a very big business; itÂ'll be held upon his return. But apparently, very few feel the same. A recent report found that men Kiplinger women spend out of three to one, the average expenditure of $ 92. Last year, 175 million roses were produced for Valentine Day alone, more than enough for all adults in the United States to get one.

Frankly, never IÂ've must fall squarely on the ritual of the whole Valentine Day. Dona't buy my husband silk boxers with little hearts everywhere; Dona't question of our marriage if he walks in the door with the roses. So instead of giving another creative take on the day of the holiday Valentine  "Â" IÂ'm going to brag a rocket mother peers.

My friend, Kim, mother of four rockets (all within five years) sent through e-mail an invitation to a chicken " Soula soup for lunch "at home. I had thought that was as close friends, but it was inviting only women who serve Shepherding in different caretaking capacity or to our church for their children. She wanted it to be casual, again, I thought it was kind of a drop "in-as-you-feel-like-ita" a kind of party. But instead, was a seated affair, with homemade chicken soup, salad, bread and homemade cookies.

Kim made a conscious decision to adult friendships a high priority in his life, and despite feeling overwhelmed, or being intimidated by the styles of entertainment from some of his acquaintances, she was inspired to do something simple, yet significant.

After a beautiful afternoon lunch with friends new and old, Kim presents us with bags of candy ValentineÂ: chocolates tied with a pretty ribbon and a budget, we each get something unique.

 "I think his contribution will speak directly to you," Kim said as, one by one, we read our appointment and nodded, some of us with a lump in the throat, on the effect of this strange little ritual had us. (Something like opening a fortune cookie in China to discover what looks like a  "Fortuneo" written just for you, just bettered …)

When I reflect on the memories they evoke the strongest feelings, provided they include those times when someone wrapped me in his cocoon, wrapping with simple things like hot food, fresh coffee and attention. When a girl grabbed me by my birthday or away or just after delivery to enjoy a hot meal surrounded by all the comforts of home. Those special moments come Dona't all that often, as I recall with special affection. And so the older I get, the more guilty I go to practice hospitality to others when opportunities spring in my way.

This weekend, we had the opportunity to extend hospitality to a traveling theater troupe from Cape Cod were going to do the work of the 15th century, Everyman, in our city, before they were buried under the 26 bis "of snow that hit the entire Northeast corridor early Sunday. The team of eight requires three different houses in which to stay, and have offered our one of them. The plans took a turn clear when stranded at home, while sitting on top of a mountain at the mercy of a Plower private snow. So what we thought would be a weekend of entertainment for a couple of meals and some hot beds became a solid two-day long talks by the fire, half a dozen pots of coffee and a few more times around the kitchen table than we had initially anticipated.

And all we were so blessed. One of the gentlemen in question said: Â "IÂ'll bet in twenty years youÂ'll all look back on this weekend and say Â'Remember when these three types, from the Cape came and stayed with us and got stuck in the biggest snowstorm that never came New England? A'A "

And of course all of us.

There is a game that is played frequently in discussion circles adult that says something like: a "List the names of three winners of the Oscar for Best Actress, write the names of three Olympic gold medals from the medal-winners; write the names of bla-bla-blah. "(You get the idea) ends by asking that you note the names of three teachers who had an impact on their lives.

And, of course, we can make our eyes without blinking.

Human connection. Extension. Intimate interaction. Thata is what has impact. Thata is that has meaning. It evokes the strongest memories. Is true love.

So in Valentine Day this year, I'll try to do acts of love seemingly small but powerful it could somehow have an eternal significance. Flowers? Chocolate? If. TheyÂ're all great. But open the door to a stranger. Giving my husband and my children all the attention. Leaving the simple gifts in my Children's pillows. Writing a letter significant. Call a friend lost. Kima Following the example of hospitality. Those are my sources of inspiration for Valentine Day this year.

I hope you have a day ValentineÂ's full of love. Either way you think best defines him.

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Carolina Fernandez earned an M.B.A. and worked at IBM and as a stockbroker at Merrill Lynch before coming home to work as a wife and mother of four. She totally re-invented herself along the way. Strong convictions were born about the role of the arts in child development; ten years of homeschooling and raising four kids provide fertile soil for devising creative parenting strategies. These are played out in ROCKET MOM! 7 Strategies To Blast You Into Brilliance. It is widely available online, in bookstores or through 888-476-2493. She writes extensively for a variety of parenting resources and teaches other moms via seminars, workshops, keynotes and monthly meetings of the ROCKET MOM SOCIETY, a sisterhood group she launched to “encourage, equip and empower moms for excellence.” Please visit http://www.rocketmom.com.

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