After Christmas was over, the lanyard I wore for work seemed bare...devoid of all its festive ornamentation.
In the weeks that followed, I used the Valentine's Day ribbon we sell at the crafts store and made a bow to add to my name badge.
From there came a red clip-on flower. A few days later, a glittered heart became part of the ensemble. Then another clip-on flower. Metallic heart chains too. Why not!
By the time February hit, I was fully adorned with heart-themed things. It was a bit jangly and cumbersome yet fun to wear!
My lanyard I wear everyday at work!
"I'm celebrating love in all its forms," I'd tell them.
And it went so well that I started wearing the red and pink bow all this week at my university job.
I even bought my student workers heart chains to wear at the front desk so I wouldn't look like the odd man out.
Female students complimented my bow right away and I told them it's in honor of Valentine's Day.
"I'm an ambassador of love!" I declared.
That one day it would find me.
One day, Dean.....
Happy Valentine's Day, everyone!!
Let's ALL be ambassadors of love!