Did you know?!?

Valentine’s Day started as a pagan spring festival, which was superseded in the 5th century by a Roman Catholic holiday honoring Saint Valentinus, who signed his letters ‘From your Valentine’. In the 14th century Chaucer influenced others to use the holiday as a time to exchange notes between loved ones. But then the holiday became much more commercial in the 19th century, resulting in many people refusing to ‘celebrate’ Valentine’s Day. 

Realizing that nothing is constant but change, why not shift the celebration of the holiday to something that is meaningful to you? We’re often not comfortable expressing how we feel, and then we later regret when we missed an opportunity to do just that. This is true in both our personal and professional lives. So why not take this opportunity, during a very non-traditional time of year, to follow-up with your key customers. Remind them how much you LOVE doing business with them, and start planting seeds for a fertile summer and healthy fall. I’m guessing that will reap a lot of business and goodwill for everyone.

Of course, if you’re so inclined in your personal life, it’s not a bad idea to send a note, donate to charity, or give candy or flowers to anyone who needs to know you care about them. Be creative and make Valentinus proud!
All my best,


PS I’m looking for a few good people to do some part-time freelance work to supplement their income and/or neuron activity. Let me know if you have any ideas!

“Nothing endures but change.”   

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