Valentine’s Day evokes thoughts of love, happy anticipation of cards, flowers and candy sent and received. But without the commercialism tied to Valentine’s Day, it’s simply the 14th of February. If you haven’t a Valentine to share the day with, then what do you do? Ask yourself, when you strip away the fluff of the holiday, what’s left?
Love. Gratitude. Presence.
What lifts your heart? Do you know? What makes you happy? Who do you love? What do you love to do? What and who brings incredible joy and love and laughter in your life? How does your heart swell with love, gratitude and presence? Do you know how to lift your heart?
It requires a bit of self-discovery if the questions above weren’t easily answered by you. But I believe that this Valentine’s Day, the love should be in your heart for you as well as for others. A Valentine’s gift to yourself ~ pamper yourself by spending some precious time with someone who lifts your heart ~ YOU!
Write yourself a list of what you enjoy doing, what you love, and what swells and lifts your heart. Is it the joy of cooking? Is it the smell of recently mowed grass? Is it watching snow fall gently to the Earth? Is it creating and singing beautiful music? Is it the warmth of sunshine on your face? Is it in the melody of laughter? Is it in fur therapy ~ the love and bonding with a pet? Is it in the bonding with your family and loved ones? Or is it simply in awakening at dawn to a new day full of possibility?
Write your list of 10 ~ and enjoy a few of those precious gifts with yourself. Share your love with your own heart and then let your love be shared with others.
As we’ve heard before in a song, “Love the one you’re with” and that’s ALWAYS YOU!