“All you need is love, love.
Love is all you need”
Valentine’s Day can trigger a range of emotions from joy (if we are in a committed relationship with someone who remembers the holiday without being reminded) to disappointment (if our loved one forgets to buy us flowers or a card) to loneliness (if we don’t have a special someone in our lives at the moment). I dare say we put too much emphasis on what other people say, do, & think. We delude ourselves into believing that our measure of worth is determined by someone else but it’s not. It’s truly not.
You are divine, uniquely you, & beyond compare.
What if you took part of tomorrow, a day that symbolizes LOVE, to love your Self no matter what a significant other, family member, or friend does or doesn’t do? How liberating! Your happiness won’t hinge on their actions or words! Imagine that!!! If you empower yourself with the ability to love, nourish, & nurture YOU, you’ll feel light & positive energy radiate from every pore. Its all connected– love, happiness, peace, acceptance, joy– and you can give those gifts to yourself by being your own best friend, your biggest advocate, & strongest supporter.
Have you heard the saying, “You can’t take care of anyone else until you take care of yourself.”? The same is true of love. You can’t truly love someone else until you learn to love your Self. All of our other healthy relationships spring from our healthy relationship with our Selves.
There are many simple & inexpensive ways to show your Self love. Answer this question truthfully, “What nourishes me, bringing me joy & a sense of peace?” For me, it can be time on a nature trail, lounging in a hammock under the maple tree, reading a book as I float in my kayak, a patchouli-scented bubble bath, sketching with colored pencils, slowly sipping a chilled glass of Chardonnay, eating a spoonful of batter when I make my boyfriend brownies (hope he’s not reading this), or just meditating while my dogs snuggle against my legs.
Give yourself a Valentine by practicing Self love tomorrow, the next day, & the many days after that. You deserve the best you can give you. Happy Valentine’s Day!