I’m not a great fan of these commercialised-driven days where we’re influenced to partake in thinking about our ‘significant other’ or thereof lack of one. I do support retailers and understand that their life is not always easy, especially the small business but I didn’t much like this concept taken on from the USA.
I’ve had a change of mind.
Last night I was teasing my husband and joked about hoping he’d bought me something for Valentine’s day. Turned out the joke was on me.
This morning when I came into my office sitting on my desk was a lovely card and a gift.
I was taken aback by the effort, the words and the gift. My day was decidedly better for this experience. I was reminded of the love, the joy and the happiness that I had in my life.
I took a minute to reflect and thought that I’d been a bit of a Scrooge in my thinking.
There should be no ordinary days. There should always be days of joy and surprise and specialness. There should be those moments of feeling appreciated and appreciating ourselves.
If there is no ‘significant other’ through whatever reason that is no excuse not to take the time to ‘love yourself’. Buy a rose, a nice meal, that damn dress, whatever you feel like.
The important ‘thing’ is to take the time to show love and caring for yourself and everyone special in your life…
St Valentine is a saint of love. The stories about him are varied and not necessarily validated. A miracle was supposedly involved, he married people so that the male didn’t have to go to war…whatever it was these stories all have one thing in common, that miracle of love.
So take the time to reflect on that love of self and others, whether they are here or not, whether it was lasting or not, whether you are yet to meet them.
Take today as the opportunity to put and extra dose of special into your day then do it again tomorrow and so on.
Happy Valentine’s Day. Happy Every day!