01 Oct Love notes and “That smells good!”
Birthdays in our home are celebrated in sweet, unique ways. On the night before a birthday is celebrated, love notes are placed all around the house. These notes are taped to places like the front door, refrigerator door, remote control, bathroom mirror and other places the birthday person will be sure to find them. Messages saying, “I love you!”, “I’m proud of you!”, “You are the best!”, “I am thankful for you!” and other encouraging words are found handwritten on various sizes of paper.
The note placer makes sure the birthday person is asleep, or pretending to be asleep, and begins placing the notes the night before the big day. Each individual note is taped with care and love. The next morning, excitement fills the air while notes are found in different and unexpected places.
On September 25th, I woke up and began finding my special treasure notes. Happiness and joy filled my heart with each discovery. I knew my husband had taken time to create each handwritten note and to show his love for me.
Walking into our kitchen, I noticed a long stemmed red rose sitting on the kitchen island, with a note next to the beauty. Carefully, I reached for the stem, trying not to get stuck by any prickly thorns. Placing the soft rose petals under my nose, I said, “That smells good!”
My husband grinned from ear to ear. “Dear, you know that is an artificial rose, don’t you?”
I did not have my glasses on yet and the rose appeared real to me. I even thought I could smell the scent of the flower. Silly me!
We both laughed. Realizing I didn’t have to worry about thorns anymore, I held the rose close and smiled. The red rose now sits in a tall glass vase on a table in the dining room. The beauty of the flower can be enjoyed forever. I’m glad the rose is artificial.
Have you written any love notes lately? Have you shared with someone how much you love them? Today is the day to share love. God loves you and shows His love in every moment. Pause and notice the blessings He has provided today. From love notes, to artificial roses, to giggles, to hugs and more….
Have a blessed week,
P.S. Have you purchased your copy of my new children’s book “Licky the Lizard”?
Melissa Henderson, Author