This is a test of your emergency Valentine Heart-O-Meter. This is not a real emergency. If it had been a real emergency, you would have been instructed to send me a 5 lb box of Godiva chocolates. (Feel free to act on this, though)

Nope, it\’s not a REAL emergency, but then again, maybe it is. Do you know someone who is alone? Without a Valentine or someone to say, “You matter!”

Now hold on, I know that VD day has past. (I\’ve reallly got to stop calling it that).

But hear me out . . . . .

Yesterday I received a call from one of my sons. He said, “Mom, no matter how old I get, YOU will always be my Valentine.” Of course I waited for him to say, “Can I borrow a kidney,” or something else I would not want to give up, but nothing; only silence. He meant it. I cried. Then he invited me to his house to dine with him and his girlfriend…and her Mom as well. When I arrived, dinner was ready and on the table were roses and cards for both Moms. I cried; again.

For all the hoopla in the world, for all the accolades I may have received in my lifetime, nothing matched the warmth that spread through my soul. You see, at that moment I knew; I matter. Isn\’t that what life is all about, hun?

So, in celebration of my blessings, I\’m offering you this. The first three people who write to Dotsie at dots@boomerwomenspeak.com
and say, “I know someone who matters,” will receive from me, a free autographed copy of my book, “A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Throne.” Just tell her WHO you want the book autographed to, (and it must be someone other than yourself), and WHERE to mail the book. I\’ll take care of the shipping.

Paying it forward; now if that don\’t tip the Heart-O-Meter, nothing will.

Queen JJ

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