Drop whatever you're doing right now and take less than a minute
to actually do something special for someone on Valentine's Day.
Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago is collecting Valentine's Day
cards to hand out to all of its little patients and to decorate the
walls of the hospital with some caring messages.
This is a no-brainer. Visit its website, pick out the card design you
like (we're preferential to "You're otter this world," because
well, otters!) and then write a quick
message. Are you still reading this and not submitting cards yet?
Seriously?! OK, you can have one piece of chocolate for each card
you write. Lurie has a goal of collecting 10,000 messages, so pass
Bonus assignment: Get the whole gang involved, have everyone in
the family write a message. Or better still, start a poem and have
everyone contribute one line to it. And no phoning it in, your
message to these kids better be legit.
Here's our message
Rose are red, violets are
You're surrounded by doctors and nurses watching you every time
you say "ah-choo."
All you want to do is get out to go
play in the snow.
But those doctors and nurses - plus mom or dad - keep telling you
So lie back and relax, we know
you'll get better soon.
We hope our little note made you smile this afternoon.
*Small side note, you can only send 255 characters of caring
per message, so plan accordingly.
Graham is the digital editor for ChicagoParent.com
See more of Graham's stories here.
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