First off, congratulations to Sky Vani, who is the winner of our most recent haiku contest! Here’s her winning entry, on the theme of New Year’s resolutions:
with joint forces strive to goal
~ living happily
Sky Vani, please send me an email (to forest [dot] of [dot] diamonds [at] gmail [dot] com) with your address so I can send you your prize.
Everyone else who entered the contest but whose entries were reserved for a new contest in March, please check this blog again over the next few weeks for when that round begins. And thank you to everyone who participated by sending in an entry (or more than one) and by voting.
And since tomorrow is Valentines’ Day, I’m going to make my annual request that, even if you aren’t part of a couple and even if you dislike the holiday on general principle, you go a little out of your way to do something nice for someone this weekend. Kindness Day and all.
It doesn’t have to be romantic: you could just tell a friend how much the friendship you share means to you. It doesn’t even have to be personal: just be nice to a random person you might otherwise ordinarily walk past because your eyes are locked on your smart phone screen.
Of course, if you want to write a sweet love poem to someone, well, that’s a charming gesture, too. 🙂
Happy weekend, everyone!