Valentine’s Day is over – you know that day into which we involve and invest so very much of our beliefs, needs and desires. If we really take a moment and think about it, where did (or where does) all that stored up love go – it is impossible to think that we can actually run out of it, use it all up on Valentine’s Day. I fall for it as everyone else does, of course, but then I have been thinking lately, as I have gone through my own Valentine Day preparations, that we are really missing out.
We, as women, are the holders of the space for most of the loving-ness in our lives – we teach it, give it, share it – yet we so often forget to give to ourselves. Our focus is so often others-oriented that we get behind and lost in the self-care and nurturing department. We then wonder and worry why no one stops to think about what we might require and find ourselves wishing that our loved ones would just take the time to stop and focus on us.
It is true that we teach others how to treat us, so if we find that we have people in our lives who love and care for us, though perhaps not quite in the ways we yearn for, I invite you as sisters in the journey to begin to think of each day we have as a Day of Value and to hold that space within. When can we wake up and feel a sense of value and love for ourselves and in essence, wrap our arms around us and give ourselves a great big hug? Just imagine the difference in the quality of life if each day for us was a Day of Value and you awakened with that knowledge and loving-ness wrapped within you?
Just thinking about how that would feel each day is already opening up a heart spot within me as I write this, and it brings with it a sense of empowerment rather than longing for something I wish I had. I feel that loving ourselves more is the key to lasting love in all other areas of our lives. I think that living with Days of Value can begin to bring us more value to our lives because we are focusing on the source which is us. So, in these days and weeks following Valentine’s Day, the eternal day of Love, I invite you to create your own Day (s) of Value and incorporate them into your lives with loving-ness.