“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see” (Mark Twain). Perhaps your day will be brightened by receiving candy, flowers, or cards. And you may be brightening someone else’s day in the same way. The origin of today’s sweet treats and flowers lies in a generous act of kindness performed by a saint named Valentine. Honor Valentine’s Day with an act of generous kindness. Unlike candy, kindness has no calories; unlike flowers, the act will never die.