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Valentines Day for lovers is usually a blissful day to look forward too. For those that do not have a special someone in their life, it’s a day of misery. Who says that singles can’t celebrate Valentines? Have you ever celebrated you? Have you ever loved you? Can you look in the mirror and say… that person looking back at me is worth loving? We all struggle at times with who we are, and why things aren’t different in our life. We think that if we could change this or that, or once something happens in our life then it will all get better.
I want you to stop…take a deep breath. Today is your life. It is what it is, for now. You may not be where you want to be, but you are not where you once were. If you are alive, that is a miracle. Many around the world are being slaughtered. Those people will never get to celebrate another day of their lives, let alone Valentines Day. If you are able to go to work, count yourself blessed. Many are without jobs and would just like to be able to make enough to take care of themselves. If you are able to walk and function, that is amazing. So many people are disabled and would love to be able to get around on their own. If you have freedom, that is coveted by many around the world.
Do you realize how many people would love to have the life you have? They think if they were just “you” everything would be great! Celebrate your life, your heart, your strength! Have a love affair with life and live! You will never get yesterday back, but you do have tomorrow and the next day! Give yourself a Valentines Day card, show yourself love. Share the day with a friend, a neighbor or go visit a hospital, a veterans hospital, a nursing home, the list is endless. This should be the true meaning of Valentines Day. Sharing love and showing that we care to our fellow man. Couples usually already know that their partner loves them. How about showing people that are lonely, wounded, sick or possibly dying that THEY are loved too. That someone does care. Your heart will shine brighter, I guarantee it.
~ Melise ~