Awe valentines day…the day all women secretly love and guys openly avoid. The day that brings awareness to singles, while giving flowers, chocolate, and over crowded restaurants to couples. This day of love has been camouflaged with materialistic gifts, and if you listen to Ryan’s Roses on the radio, trouble for some not so smart guys. So here is the thing, why celebrate it? What’s the point? So glad you asked!
Valentine’s Day is a day you are suppose to celebrate, and be thankful for the ones we love in our lives. But here is the kicker…it’s not just for that special someone. It’s for your parents, your siblings, your best friends, and co-workers. ALSO, it is love for yourself. I have learned from personal experience that you must have love for oneself before anyone else can love you. It is so important to have love and gratefulness for all those in your life, and not just zone in on if you are “single and ready to mingle” or taken.
Let’s put a spotlight for a moment on a very special person in your life to love…you. How do you love yourself? Do you take daily care of yourself by eating healthy, exercising, and getting plenty of water and rest? Do you splurge on yourself occasionally by buying yourself treats and flowers? If YOU don’t do those things for yourself, then how do you expect anyone else to?
Valentine’s Day is about love awareness. Not just for one day but everyday. Love the ones you hold dear everyday, get them gifts, random cards, or words of endearment if that’s your thing. Show love for those you don’t know even by random acts of kindness. Spread the love daily, to you, the ones you’re closest to, and others you meet on the street. If you didn’t get those flowers this weekend, get them for yourself, love yourself first. Say “I love you” all year round to those who you do love. It’s important for them to know, and for you to show them. Happy Valentine’s Day, this weekend, and every day of the year.
Below are some pictures of those I love most. Hope you enjoy!