16 Charitable Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day (via Philanthropy Writing)

This is great! Fawcett suggests lots of great ideas for celebrating charity as well as eros, eros within the context of charity. She provides a very helpful view of love and the celebration of love through a wide lens. Fawcett comments, “Valentine’s Day is about much more than getting flowers or conversation hearts that say ‘Hot Stuff’ or ‘Be Mine.’ I love it that there’s a day in our busy lives when we officially celebrate love. I’m not just talking romantic love, like Hallmark would have us believe, but the real-deal, universal stuff-of-life that makes up who we really are.” And of course I believe that romantic love is real-deal stuff that makes up who we really are, but only under the umbrella of a broader love we used to call charity. And that’s what I appreciate about this post. It’s a reminder that romantic love which only looks inward is nauseating while romantic love rooted in community is nourishing.

16 Charitable Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day This Valentine’s Day, forget the wining and dining. Do something that matters. Like many people, I’ve had good Valentine’s Days and well, not so good. The not-so-good dates back to middle school, when I, like many of my classmates, anxiously awaited one of those pink-dyed carnations from what I hoped would be a secret admirer. Much to my disma … Read More

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One Response to 16 Charitable Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day (via Philanthropy Writing)

  1. Elaine says:

    Thank you for re-posting my blog entry! I appreciate you spreading the word. Best wishes for a Valentine’s Day full of love and generosity.

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