This is fantastic! An entire month showering self with love. I’m not saying we don’t give Cupid its day. But, allow Cupid to share our space. Valentine’s Day (a.k.a., Cupid’s Day) has been a tradition for decades. A period in time when we’ve shown affection with an emotional attachment. When seeing the shape of a packaged heart, we’re thinking of someone we love; a mate; a mom or dad; a friend; our child; our grandparents; even our little “selves.” And the gift we’ll choose takes much thought. Whereas, it symbolizes our love. Inside this new norm, this year it’s time to . . .
Meet your special someone. Y O U! Didn’t you know, you are very special? When was the last time you told yourself, “I love you? “ Or, when was the last time you gave the “self” a big hug? If at all, you probably can’t remember.
Look in the mirror and state, your name ___________ and allow your lips to formulate the words to tell self, “I love you.” Or, spread your arms out; in an outward motion, slowly bring them in; then crisscross them in front of you, now, place them across your chest; afterward, squeeze in your arms to give yourself a big hug.
Once either process is completed, you would have pampered yourself. That’s a great way to start off the month! If you’re going to gift giver, you should be the first to receive it.
As they say on the plane, “Put your mask on first.” In layman’s terms, “Self comes before any other.”
Remember, it’s okay, to share the 14th day of February with our beloved “Cupid.”
Photo image courtesy of De-Andre-Bush
Front cover image courtesy of Tim Marshall