February Message from Cletus McManama


February is the month of love, and what better time to show our Sunshine child or grandparent a little extra love and care? You know a Valentine’s Day card or just a little thought can brighten up their days.

How about our Moose Sisters? At your next meeting, maybe give everyone a flower or a Hershey’s kiss. Sometimes it’s the little things that count the most. Maybe plan a Valentine’s dinner and dance and give all the ladies a rose. You will be surprised how good you will make someone feel by just a small gesture.

How about inviting a friend to your next Chapter meeting? Just making her feel welcome might encourage her to get more involved.

See a new face in your Lodge? Say hello and start a conversation. But remember, welcoming doesn’t end after a first greeting. In fact, being super friendly when you first meet someone and then having no memory of them when you next see them is almost worse than not welcoming them at all. Something powerful happens when you remember someone’s name, you remember a story they told, you remember their favorite snack, you remember where they’re from or what they’re passionate about. You’ll be surprised how memorable they feel and they’ll keep coming back.

Let me leave you with this thought from the Horse Mafia:

Memories remind us nothing lasts forever. Time is precious and should not be wasted. Enjoy life and don’t count the days, but make the days count.

With Love,
Cletus McManama