Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Sweetest Day - The True Meaning

This is a little late, but I stumbled upon an article recently that described the true meaning and origin of Sweetest Day. It is not a day about big, flashy gifts. It is a day for doing good deeds and gestures. I thought this made perfect sense once I heard the story. We already have Valentine's Day for giving chocolate and roses to significant others. A day where everyone tries to do a good deed is a very appealing idea.

Eighty seven years ago, a small chocolate shop owner took some of his chocolate to a local orphanage. He proclaimed it "The sweetest day of the year." His sole intention was to put a smile on a child's face by doing a good deed. This act of kindness has been celebrated every year since and still is. In recent years, people have transformed the holiday into Valentine's Day part 2. Not many people know the true meaning of Sweetest Day. We want to do our part to get the information out there.

Next time you hear someone remark negatively about Sweetest Day, let them know the true intent of the day. It is never too early to start planning your good deed for next year's Sweetest Day.

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