Today is Valentine’s Day.
Some may love it – and some may hate it. But it is here to stay. It will return again next year and the year after that. It’s very persistent!!!
This year I’d like to think of it a little differently and see it as a day to celebrate love. ALL love.
Over many years I have celebrated Valentine’s Day in so many different ways. Sometimes I’ve enjoyed it with a boyfriend, sometimes with a spouse, sometimes with my parents and sometimes with my friends, but I never once took the time to celebrate with myself. That’s right – myself!!!
I didn’t always see the good in myself. There were times when I was scared and disappointed and felt crummy about my life. Loving myself did not come naturally. But now I realize that life is a circle. There were times when my heart was singing, other times when it was broken, sometimes even shattered, but it always found a way repair itself. This cycle will be repeated again, and now I know that my heart will survive.
No matter what was happening in my life, I always found a way to get out of bed in the morning and put one foot in front of the other. As hard as it was some days, I did not give up on myself. And for that I celebrate!
So today join me in raising a glass of wine to celebrate love – past, present and yet to come. Here’s to believing in yourself and always finding your way. Here’s to loving yourself unconditionally.