The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

February 14, 2014

Show special people you care

The Commercial-News

---- — Red hearts, boxes full of candy and bouquets of flowers mark the celebration of Valentine’s Day, the holiday to give special recognition to important people in our lives.

The traditional symbols of the holiday are not the only ways to show care and affection.

In Georgetown, a group gathered Wednesday night to help a neighbor in need. Jessica Yantis is a veteran who served her country for a number of years. She recently was injured in a car accident and has been unable to work.

Her friends and neighbors gathered supplies and donations, met to travel together, and surprised Yantis.

A community coming together to help one of its own, especially when it’s someone who has served in the military, is a great way to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

But such expressions don’t have to be as elaborate as the one organized in Georgetown.

Visit someone in a nursing home. Send a card to a neighbor. Read out loud to a child.

Just don’t let day go by without letting the special people in your life know you care.