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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The day of love

It’s Valentine’s Day.  I have to admit, I pretty much loathe this holiday.  It’s a commercial marketing scam that brings in billions of dollars to exploit emotions and feelings that should be appreciated every day of the year.  Many people enjoy it and for that, happy Valentine ’s Day to you.  But many people feel crappy on this day, especially if they are single and that’s just sad to me.  You don’t have to have a significant other to feel of worth.  Celebrate your love of your friends or family or most importantly, today, celebrate your love of yourself!  And don’t just limit it to today. We should be celebrating ourselves every day. This is the year of you! 365 days of it.  Take that and run with it.  Embrace your strengths.  Count your blessings.  Be proud of your accomplishments, large and small.  Today, love yourself completely.  Push away negative thoughts when you look in the mirror.  Stop hiding behind material things.  Don’t tie yourself to a number.  Just take the day to be happy with who you are and think of ways to make yourself better each day.  You must love yourself before you can love or be loved completely by anyone else.  You don’t need anyone to buy you chocolate or flowers today.  That’s not a measure of love.  Reward yourself with something that makes you feel good.  Maybe a new outfit or pair of shoes.  Go for a walk with a friend.  Curl up on the couch with a good book or movie.  Whatever it is that makes you feel happy. Today, LOVE YOU.  It’s that simple. 

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