February 2007

Editor's Note - February

Author: Maggie Washo

Ahh, love! Now that’s something to celebrate. I’m not talking about the “butterflies in your stomach, can’t get enough of him/her, day-dreamy” kind of love. That, my friends, is lust. Real love is not always easy, but it is the most rewarding—for both parties.

I’m referring to the kind of love that helps you endure the idiosyncrasies of another with a smile, even though they drive you crazy; love that makes you go out of your way to help a friend in need, even though it’s disruptive to your own life; love that causes a parent to do anything to protect his/her child; love that inspires people to help those they don’t even know by donating their time or money to a charity.

In today’s fast-paced and self-involved world, I encourage you to stop and think about all the ways you can show love in your day to day dealings with others. Be unselfish for the month of February. Just try it. Spend more time making those around you happy. Smile and say hello to strangers. Be patient; be kind. There is more joy in giving than in receiving—of this I’m sure.

For an inspiring story of true love, read about Ray and Alfreda Degheri on page 18. Together for over 50 years, they are a wonderful example of the hard work and dedication it takes to make a marriage happy and successful.

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, be sure to check out our Valentine’s Day fun facts and the winner of our “Stupid for Cupid” contest on page 52.

We’ve also gotten the “skinny” on the debate over the new proposed calendar year for Beaufort County schools. Read all about it on page 14.

Happy Valentine’s Day! We hope you enjoy our February issue.

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