Value for Valentines

Value for Valentines

Hey, good morning, team. It’s Monday Message, and if you can tell, I worked really hard on this. There’s a heart behind me, so it happens to be Valentine’s Day. Have you gotten a card for your valentine, somebody that you care about, somebody that you love? Have you put together a little bit of time and effort to tell that special person or people in your life that you value them?

Value is in the eye of the beholder. That’s one of the things we say about being valuable because nothing less would do our core purpose. But value is in the eye of the beholder. Do people behold value in you? Do you behold value in somebody else? And are you telling them about it? You can have value or believe in somebody else or think that somebody else has value in your life, but if you’re not telling them about it, well, they don’t know. And sometimes we need to tell them more than once.

Yeah, I told my wife I loved her 29 years ago when I said I do. But she needs another message. Can you imagine if I didn’t tell Karen I loved her more than that day we got married on November 26, 1993? Yeah, I still remember the day, I remember very much so, and I know that I’ve said it time and time again since then.

Are you showing that love? Same thing with my boys. My little buddy David last night came up to me and he said, “Daddy,” he’s rubbing my shirt, “I really like this shirt.” He goes, “I like the way it feels.” I said, “Well, thank you, buddy.” He says, “I sure love you,” and then he put his head on my chest. Oh my God, my heart melted.

Are you telling the people around you that you value them? What about your team members? Is there somebody here in Northwest Enforcement that you value? You value their help, their… If you’re a leader here, you sure better be giving a valentine to somebody today and saying, “Thank you for being a part of this team because you bring value to us.” And I love that. We should be doing that as leaders.

Who do you value? What do you value? And are you sharing it? Because values held inside you does not get out to others if you’re not telling people about it. So reach out today, show how much you care, and then don’t wait till next Valentine’s Day. Do it again next week, or the week after, the month after. Keep telling people that you find value in them because it is in the eye of the beholder. So if you behold values in somebody, don’t keep it a secret. Share it.

Till next week, be valuable because nothing less will do, and make sure you share it. See you guys later.