This is a day traditionally dedicated to lovers. Let me begin, then, by declaring my deepest and most wholehearted love for that special one in my life: she lifts me when I fall and shines a light when I am lost in darkness. May our love grow into a thing too complex and wondrous to describe. I love you, my dearest.
But, if we are generous, and our hearts are expansive enough, we give that caring and compassionate part of ourselves also to friends, family and others (human or nonhuman) precious to us. To each and every one of you who have touched me and taken me into your hearts, I return your good tidings and well wishes. May your dreams be realized and your troubles curtailed, and may I be present to share your joys and help lessen your sorrows.