My Valentine’s Day Wish for You

Valentine’s Day is a great idea in theory…a day when we celebrate those we LOVE.  But, all the hype and focus on romantic love can leave many people feeling lonely and inferior if they don’t have someone to spend Valentine’s Day with.  We are constantly bombarded by an unrealistic, idealized version of love in movies, TV, music and the media.

Don’t get me wrong, I am a hardcore romantic, the kind who writes mushy poetry when she is head over heels in love, the kind who cries listening to certain love songs or watching chick flicks when the girl finally gets the guy.  Romance is a beautiful expression of LOVE, but love is so much more than that.

This month, I have been teaching the children in my class about LOVE, the kind that comes from within and how important it is to love yourself.   We all need to be reminded of this every once in a while.  It is so easy to get caught up in looking for love from others, trying to please them, make them love us, while not being true to ourselves.

What if this Valentine’s Day, whether you have a partner or are single, you made a commitment to really love yourself?

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This is my Valentine’s Day wish for you

May you fall more deeply in love with yourself today and everyday for the rest of your life.

Much Love,