How does Valentine's Day make you feel? Excited? Irritated? Sad? Don't care? It tends to be a source of excitement or pain depending on whether one is in a meaningful relationship. A lot of people use this time of year to express their love and gratitude to special people in their lives. There's nothing wrong with celebrating love. But, why now and not, say, in June or September? We should celebrate love on a daily basis! So, ask yourself what you are doing to celebrate love each day. The little things add up. It could be taking out the garbage or doing the dishes to show that you value the relationship. Maybe you give out big bear hugs to the people in your life that make it joyful.
Not only should you be giving of yourself, but you should be giving to yourself. Are you a creative type that needs some time knitting, writing, or playing music in order to recharge? Maybe you need some time alone to sit and read? Have you been getting the exercise you enjoy? Make sure that you are getting some play time in your day. Play time isn't just for kids. Celebrate loving yourself and others.