Not Just One Day

David Glasser was a Phoenix Police Officer who was killed in the line of duty on May 18, 2016.  Before his death, Davey made a habit of telling people he loved them and showing love to them.  He thought this was so important that he tried to influence those around him to also catch the ‘love you’ habit.  So, does it surprise you that he didn’t like Valentine’s Day?

He thought is was a holiday made up by the card and candy manufacturers in order to make money.  He knew that telling someone you love them and showing it was not a one day each year holiday.  It should be an every day event .  So setting aside a day didn’t make sense to him.  I received Valentine cards from him during his ‘make your mom a valentine card’ years at school and church but not very many after that.daveydave-tony-and-carter

What I received from him was so much more valuable than a card.  He gave me consistent, genuine love and attention.  Those of you who are his friends, family and framily know what I’m talking about.

He cared about us and he showed it regularly in a thousand different ways.

Every day.

Isn’t that so much more important than remembering to show our love one day a year?

Don’t get me wrong – I like Valentine’s Day.  I buy valentines for my friends and family and make sure there is plenty of “love you’s’ and hugs going around.  And I love flowers  – hope my husband reads this 🙂

But the challenge for us – you and me –  is to figure out how to make every day Valentine’s Day for those we love.  I’m not talking about buying stuff.  I’m talking about expressing our love in words and actions every day.

I started the David Glasser $8144 “Love You” Campaign a little over 3 years ago.  This campaign is all about remembering to say ‘love you’ to the people we care about and remembering to show people we love them with our actions.   It’s also about encouraging and showing appreciation for all law enforcement officers.  We have a Facebook page – check it out and you can request to become a member.

We also have memorial stickers and car decals available at the store at the David Glasser Foundation.org website.  These decals remind us to ‘Love You’ and encourage others around us to “Love You’.

And don’t forget our new David Glasser Memorial T-shirt.  The shirt is also available at the store on the foundation website and has ‘Love you’ on the sleeve.  Wearing it reminds you to say it and wearing it also honors and remembers Davey’s love and sacrifice for us and our community.

Because it’s definitely not about just one day.

Miss you, Davey.

#8144loveyou

 

 

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