I was sitting at an extra long traffic light yesterday and watched as an elderly man placed roses and a Valentine balloon on what I can only guess is his sweetheart's grave and before I knew what was happening tears were falling on my cheeks. My heart ached for the man because whoever the woman was, he sure loved her.

When I see or hear of things like that, and don't know how the story goes I always think of this anonymous quote:

And the storybook was finished...but the last page was missing, so no one ever found out if she got him in the end.

A clip from a magazine has been going around online.  People think it’s a new story, but I’m pretty sure I saw it years ago in one of my Chicken Soup for the Soul books. It’s a from a 68-year-old woman in Houston, Texas named Sue Johnston.

Sue was married to her husband John for 46 years, and every Valentine's Day, he'd send her a bouquet of flowers.  After 46 years together, he died. But the next Valentine's Day, Sue still got a bouquet from John.  It made her angry and upset, so she called the florist to tell them about the mistake.  But they told her, quote, "Before he passed away, your husband prepaid for many years." He asked them to keep sending her bouquets every Valentine's Day.  And when Sue looked at the card on the flowers, it said, quote, "My love for you is eternal."

Doesn’t that just give you the chills?

If today is a depressing day for you because you’re single or maybe you’re with someone, but they don’t love you like they should and you feel bitter, sad or even angry, I understand.  I’ve been there and it does sting.  It stings every time you see a happy, loving couple gazing into each others eyes and you feel a pang of jealousy because you want what they have.

But remember this: more often than not, love finds you when you’re not looking for it. My wish for you is that you’ll never forget that you have worth.  You'll never forget that you are special. You are loved.  You deserve love.  You don’t have to settle for anything less than the best and that love like this really does exist: