You Are Loved

No matter what you know, the best thing
to know is that you are loved.

If you think that no one loves you, then look in the mirror and love yourself. Then you’ll be right. You will be loved and that’s in your control.

Anything more than this is a bonus.

Today I love that everyone in my family chose to love everyone else by sharing a valentine with each other. Our table was full. This was the highlight of my day. When you give, you receive.

The best part of receiving Valentines is knowing that someone else took the time to think of us, in their own way. I loved seeing our cards to each other and we all felt good taking a few moments to share our loving thoughts with each other. By far, this was my favorite gift – observing the thoughtfulness in each of my family members.

Life is good. Now before you think my day was perfect, it was far from that. There were a few hiccups and delays, but I am thankful for my one beautiful family and day.

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Love Month

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It’s Valentine’s Month. I know – typically we call it Valentine’s Day, but I love to celebrate love every day, and even more so during the days of February. Yes, I am sappy, but you already know that.

I had some grand plans to create special valentine’s for one person each day during the month, but instead I’ve set an intention for each special someone each day and have gotten so far as to send a quick text message.

I’m not sure that counts 100%, but maybe it counts for the thought? And for the moment that I’m writing to my BeLoveD, I do think of them with love and also about what I love about them.

Yes, my life is busy and full just the way I love it to be – and I haven’t made this Love Project the top of my priority list, even though it should be!! I’d like to think that I’m loving those in my circle of love by cooking and cleaning and shopping and chatting and driving here and there and working on spreadsheets and sharing great visions. Yeah, that’s it – I feel better now. I’m still spreading the love, just in a different way than I had originally intended and it’s a beautiful thing.

I think we should celebrate each other while we’re alive and give thanks for those who make our lives awesome by being in it together with whatever gifts they bring, even if that’s just with a quick text to say hi, I see you and miss you and love you, bye. In your own words, of course. ­čÖé

Who do you love? Have you told them lately? I bet they would love to hear it from you.

Spread the love BeLoveRs – it’s free and powerful and feels great! No calories. xoxo

My Valentine

Love yourself.

What does that mean?

What does that look like?

What does loving yourself feel like?

Why is it important?

It took me several years to really learn this lesson. To know it. To feel it. To really do it. And to realize that this process changes and is never done. And it’s ok, more than ok, and we should be celebrating our happiness and creating more happiness. It’s contagious and I want to share it.

If I were to share my valentine gift with you, it would be this:

Figure out what makes you happy and make time to do that. TODAY.

If you don’t know what makes you happy, then sit for 15 minutes and try to make a list. If nothing is coming to you, then focus on just breathing and relaxing and freeing your mind for 15 minutes. Create some space and time so that your creativity can flow. And then tomorrow, pick something from your list and spend 15 minutes doing what makes you smile. Everyone has 15 minutes to squeeze in joy and it’s a huge investment in your daily well being and productivity and the happiness you can give out to the world.

This Valentine’s Day – instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers or chocolate or to be romantic, make time for yourself and do something that you love. Give yourself the freedom from responsibility and duty to live it up and love it out and create joy – even if it’s only 15 minutes. ┬áLoving ourselves needs to become a habit, something we practice and become good at. Because the more we love ourselves and see the good that we are, the more love and more goodness we have to share with others. This is the endless circle we want to create. ┬áThe happiness circle that keeps on growing and growing and fills our earth, filled with love and happiness. Oh, I like that visual… don’t you?

Love me. Love you.

So simple.

Happy Valentine’s Day to YOU! Wonderful YOU!

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Bloom.

Day 204: I Choose Love

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I love the idea of love.

I love to love and I love to be loved.

I love to celebrate love and to be loving.

I love babies being born.

I love weddings and watching families unite in love.

I love old people and I love kids, and some peoples in between.

I love Jesus and all he represents.

I love Valentine’s day for what it represents, but I don’t love roses on Vday.

I love that there is a day to say I love you out loud and in loud colors and with chocolate.

I love life and living it minute by minute, hour by hour and day by day.

I love my family and I love my friends, and believe it or not, I even love those who hurt me.

I love you more than anything you can say or do. That’s a good motto to help forgive and choose love for anyone, but especially those closest to you. Love is powerful if you choose it.

I choose love.

Happy Valentine’s Day!