photo taken in Big Sur
I love to celebrate Valentine’s Day. In our house it’s a day of chocolate and stuffed animals, hand written poems and love notes, fresh cut strawberries with ripples of whip cream, flowers sitting tall in a vase, and handmade cards and crafted gifts given to those we love and appreciate.
Yes, it’s another opportunity to give and to show appreciation and love to those who are dear to us.
It’s also the perfect day to remember and honor ourselves. To open our hearts inward. To practice self love.
True self love is when you recognize your deepest space where there is no room for outside approval. It’s when you honor yourself with patience, understanding, forgiveness, and acceptance (yes, the good, the bad, the pretty, and the ugly). It’s when you heal old wounds, and evacuate the root of your fears. It’s when you truly believe just how strong, smart, creative, unique and brave you really are. It’s having the courage to walk in the direction of your dreams and desires.
Self LOVE begins when you really, really, really believe
~ you are enough ~.
Write yourself a big, beautiful LOVE letter.
Tell yourself how proud you of you.
Compliment yourself on all your gifts and talents.
Thank yourself for being
Photo of a mailbox at Esalen in Big Sur
Happy LOVE Day,