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Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Love Yourself and Others More
"If you would be loved, love, and be
February 14th, is the
day we celebrate as Valentine’s Day – the day we send cards to wives, husbands,
spouses, significant others, boyfriends, girlfriends, Mothers, Fathers,
Grandparents, children, teachers, friends, etc. Some people even get
Valentine’s cards for their pets. No, I’m not one of them.
Now when I was younger,
it generally stopped with cards. Now it’s way more commercialized – like other
holidays! Not only do we send cards, but we’re expected to send flowers,
chocolates, maybe even jewelry – gold and diamonds of course! Maybe buy special
gifts like trips to the spa, or romantic getaways.
This is great for retail
sells – even boosts the economy – so I’m sure not going to advocate NOT doing
But let me ask you a
question. Why do we celebrate this showing of love so profusely on only one
Shouldn’t we show our
love, affection, and appreciation for others EVERY day? Of course we should!
There’s one person in your life
who really, really needs this love, affection, and appreciation every day. Do
you know who it is? YOU! I have so many people who come into my office telling
me they don’t have good self esteem or they don’t feel worthy of love, or they
feel inferior to others. Way more common than maybe you would expect. I’ll have
to acknowledge, it surprised me for a long time. And still saddens me to think
a person would feel this way about themselves.