Appreciating the love you have, while you still have the chance
by Chad Patrick Shannon and George Shannon

When I was younger and still working, I lived by the calendar on my desk. Every year, right around the tenth of February, I’d roll my eyes at the “holiday” coming up, Valentines Day. In my estimation, it was nothing more than a Hallmark gimmick, and I did my best to avoid any connection with the day. If my wife, Carol, and I went out to dinner that night, it was mere coincidence. I was a man, after all, and felt men didn’t need to really go out of their way for this one. Then again, this was consistent with my more selfish attitude back then.

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