Here in the US, Valentine’s Day is Sunday the 14th.
The men and women I work with have different thoughts about Valentine’s Day.
Some love it.
Some dread it.
A lot of them think it’s a fake holiday, silly and a “waste.”
And many secretly wish they were in the first blush of love where “silly” gestures were still exchanged and, yes, expected.
How about you?
I have traveled this journey, the ups and downs of this silly, made up holiday.
I remember being a nerdy teen girl hoping I’d get flowers delivered to school.
Then a young married woman delighted by the gesture of flowers sent to work.
The divorced single mom who felt longing that I didn’t have a partner to recognize the day with me.
The empowered single woman celebrating Galentine’s Day and raising my middle finger in defiance against this holiday.
And just about everything in between.
Over time, I’ve learned that love is created in my heart/mind.
Because I create it, I get to manufacture feelings of love for anyone, anytime, for any reason.
Truth is, I kind of love Valentine’s Day in all its glittery, manufactured glory.
Is it a cheesy holiday? Maybe.
Is it a waste of time, money, effort?
Not at all.
Not for me.
Because when I feel romantic, it makes me feel good.
And connecting with how I feel is the best way I can show up for my partner, anyway.
This week’s message is short ‘n’ sweet.
Just like each Valentine’s Day, here and gone before you know it.
I plan to feel romantic all week long because it makes me feel awesome.
And if someone else benefits in the process, well…
Love you madly,