Little Thelma came home from first grade and told her father what they
learned about the history of Valentine's Day.
"Since Valentine's Day is for a Christian saint and we're Jewish," she asks,
"Will God get mad at me for giving someone a Valentine?
Thelma's father thought a bit, then said: "No, I don't think God would get
mad. Who do you want to give a valentine to?”
"The whole ISIS group," she said.
"Why to them?," her father asked in shock.
"Well," she said, "I thought that if a little American Jewish girl could have
enough love to give them a valentine, they might start to think that maybe
we're not all bad, and maybe start loving people a little bit. And if other
kids saw what I did and then they sent valentines to them, they'd love
everyone a lot. And then they'd start going all over the place telling
everyone how much they loved them and how they didn't hate anyone
Her father's heart swelled and he looked at his daughter with new-found
pride. "Thelma, that's the most wonderful thing I've ever heard.”
"I know," Thelma says, "and once that gets them out in the open, the
Marines could blow the [beeep] out of them."
I have a short attention spa