In the United States we celebrate a holiday called Valentine's Day. Every February 14th, everyone's attention is turned to thoughts of love. We buy presents, make special meals, and do nice things for those we love. We not only do these things for our romantic partners, but also for our children, grandchildren, parents, favorite aunts and uncles... anyone you love. We spend time, energy and money proving our love.
There's nothing wrong with this, but if you love someone - or many "someones" - I'm sure you show it all the time by the loving things you do with and for them daily. You don't need a special day on the calendar to tell you to show your love.
If you're like me, however, I'm betting there is one person you forget to treat lovingly...YOURSELF. We're always ready to jump in and help anyone and everyone when they want or need something from us. We put ourselves on the back burner. We allow ourselves to get worn out physically, mentally and emotionally as long as our loved ones are happy and taken care of.
How about doing something different this year? How about on this Valentine's Day, besides doing for everyone else, do something for yourself. It can be anything - big or small. Take a nap. Relax in a hot bath. Schedule a massage. Take a walk. Read a book. Do some writing. Take yourself to lunch. Do ANYTHING that is just for you. Take an hour or so for yourself so you can have more energy to take care of others. It's not selfish. It's probably the best thing you can do for your loved ones
Wishing you all a Happy Valentine's Day!
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