I can’t remember exactly what started it, but somehow I managed to get into the habit of sending Monday Love Texts to my children. It might have been a conversation I had with my youngest right after he broke up with his girlfriend. He said something to the effect of missing “those love texts.”
Yeah, I understand what he meant, and this not the same thing, but I think it’s nice to be reminded that you are loved, even by your mother.
That’s why, every Monday…unless I forget and send it on Tuesday (or Sunday) because I get confused, I send love texts.
The content of the messages rarely changes, but neither does the meaning. While that may seem boring, it makes it easier for me to send it out even when I’m busy. Sometimes just remembering to do it takes more brain power than I can muster at the moment, trying to be creative and original at the same time would probably short circuit my poor brain.
“Monday love text. I love you. Have a great week.”
That’s it. That’s what my children get every Monday morning. Oh, sometimes I’ll change things up and tell them I love them AFTER I wish them a great week.
I thought I was being original until I read how Patrick Swayze’s widow always sent him a love text before she got on a plane. After Patrick died, she has continued to send those texts even though a total stranger now has that phone number. She believes everyone should feel loved.
That’s when I started including others in my Monday Love Texts. But here’s the deal, I do not have a “group” on my cell phone where I can just hit a single number and everyone gets a text. For me, that kind of loses the meaning just a bit.
I like to look at the names in my contacts, picturing each person as I add them. Not everyone gets clicked. Sometimes it’s because I’m still getting used to my new phone and miss the name, and sometimes it’s because I’m not sure if they have unlimited texting or if I’m wreaking havoc on their phone budget. Also, I’m not sure if everyone would like to get a message like that from me. However, even if I don’t send one out, I still get to think kind thoughts of each person in my contacts as I scroll through the list.
Feel the love? Hope so, because I’m sending it, even though it’s not Monday.