Thursday, February 13, 2014

This Valentine's Day...Celebrate You!


Valentine's Day is one of the most celebrated days of the year.
It's a day of sending red roses, buying chocolates, romantic dinners with candle light, and Hallmark Cards with loving expressions.

It's a time honored tradition of showing love and honoring meaningful relationships.
But, even if you don't have someone to call your "honey" the day need not go uncelebrated.

Take the time to cherish you.
That's right. Who better to do it?

It's important to recognize that before we can find someone to love and value us, to appreciate our unique qualities and characteristics, we must embrace self-love.

With this in mind, here are a few timely tips to "court yourself" this Valentine's Day and beyond.

  • Spend the day doing things you treasure.
Whether it's taking in a movie, eating your favorite chocolates, or having a glass of wine to unwind after a hard day.

  • Consider abandoning your diet...for just a day.
But don't over indulge! There's great validity to the expression, "All things in moderation."

  • Don't wish for what others have. It's a waste of time.
As the Bible tells us, there's a "season" for everything. Your time will come to find true love.
Instead of accepting what's out there, hold out to be cherished.

  •  Forgive yourself for mistakes of the past.
Regrets erode growth. Learn the lesson and move on.

  • Set Respectful boundaries.
In the words of Dr. Phil, "We teach people how to treat us by the things we accept."

  • Consider throwing a party for your friends and other singles.
After all, there's more than one form of "love." Where would any of us be without our friends?

So this Valentine's Day, whether you're coupled-up, or by yourself, remember to honor you and celebrate how wonderful you are.

Because the "greatest love of all is inside of you."

Happy Valentine's Day!