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Dearest DIVAS and the people who love us,
Welcome to February!
February is all about love! We celebrate Valentine’s day and take the time to do special acts of service for our partner, loved ones and your community. It’s a time of year when many of us are more expressive and vulnerable. In fact, classical mythology credits cupid for the wave of desire that floods many of us in the month of February.
Here at the Divinely Inspired Victoriously Alive DIVA Foundation, we are all about spreading this gift of love to everyone including our friends living with HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening illnesses. In this spirit of giving love and spreading love, don’t forget them.
The truth is, many of us are unaware of who they are in your immediate spaces so show love to everyone. To those who know those who are infected or affected, make the extra effort to help them feel the love this month!
Here are three simple ways to spread love on Valentine’s Day and beyond:
Give a single red rose. A red rose doesn’t signify just any love. A single red rose promises life long devotion and love. It speaks of a love that is unchanging and does not wither away.
Share a smile. You would be surprised the mound of joy a simple, genuine smile can bring to someone else’s day. Living with a life-threatening illness hangs a dark cloud over the heads of many. This February you can add a ray of sunshine with a simple smile. Try it.
Offer Kindness, Respect & Support. Much of the stigma surrounding how people treat others living with life-threatening illnesses is the fear of being infected by what the person carries. Be reminded that these illnesses cannot be passed on by touching, hugging, coughing, or sharing eating utensils. So, there’s no need to fear. A little kindness, respect, and support will go a long way for persons living with life-threatening illnesses.
Show some love this month!
With love and appreciation,
The D.I.V.A. Foundation