The BEST Valentine EVER!

Valentine’s cards.  We have loved them since we were little kids, and while it’s always nice to get them, there is still a bit of an unmistakeable “commercial” element that ever so slightly diminishes the meaning.  Well move over Hallmark!  Try this idea that is guaranteed to make someone VERY special and much loved.

Take out a sheet of pretty paper and at the top of it write “Twenty Things I LOVE About YOU!” Then proceed to list things that you sincerely, genuinely and deeply love about this person.  It could be your boyfriend, wife, partner, child, friend, teacher, minister, hairdresser, YOU NAME IT!  When you’re finished, sign it with love and put it in an envelope.  If you want to get fancy you can either frame it or have it laminated.

I created one of these and gave it to my son about 5 years ago.  It’s STILL taped to the book shelf in his home office where he can see it every day.  My husband folded up the one I gave him almost 10 years ago and carries in his wallet.  I keep offering to create him another one since that one is falling apart, but he refuses to part with it.  And, interestingly, not long after I gave him my list of things I love about him, he gave ME one!  I can say, without hesitation, this is the most prized gift he has ever given me.  Ever.  I cry every time I read it.

So. Twenty Things!  Hop to it! Oh, and Happy Valentine’s Day!

With love from your Valentine, um, I mean, motivational speaker, Linda Larsen




Motivational Speaker Linda Larsen, CSP has been described by meeting planners and audiences as "hysterically funny," and "riveting." Known for her ability to connect on an authentic and emotional level with audiences, her spontaneous sense of humor, and her engaging and powerful stories, Linda is passionate about sharing ideas to help people live their finest, best, and most productive lives. Her riveting and true story of being kidnapped and held hostage at gunpoint by an escaped convict, and the strategies she used to escape, will give people the tools THEY need to rise above any of life's toughest challenges, to communicate more effectively with THEIR difficult person, and to find creative solutions to THEIR problems. To book motivational speaker, Linda Larsen: 941-927-4700

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  1. Twenty Things I Love About Motivational Speaker Linda Larsen:

    1. You are nice.
    2. You smile all the time.
    3. You get excited about everything.
    4. You get excited about me.
    5. You like to try new things.
    6. You don’t complain.
    7. You love animals.
    8. You love people.
    9. You invite strangers into your home.
    10. You invite me to your home.
    11. You don’t hold a grudge.
    12. You give people the benefit of a doubt.
    13. You are smart, but smart enough to know you don’t know everything.
    14. You are humble.
    15. You believe.
    16. You make me feel like I can do anything.
    17. You are entertaining.
    18. You are brilliant on stage.
    19. You are brilliant off stage.
    20. You love without condition.
    21. And I love the fact that I would have no problem coming up with 20 more things.

    your motivational speaker friend, Kelly

  2. I can’t wait to do this for my family of men! Worth so much more than any purchased gift. Well, except chocolate. Thanks Linda ~ I love you!

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