I Love Love!
February always reminds me of love and hearts and joy and peace.
It’s funny really; I am such a practical person, but also a hopeless romantic.
I always want the guy to get the girl.
I want marriages to last, till death do us part.
I want that Happily Ever After.
I want to for you, and for me.
But there is much more love than just the romantic kind of love.
More than the love of parents for their children.
More than the love between siblings.
Or the love between friends.
I love to travel. I love hanging out with friends.
Oh yes- the Superbowl is just around the corner.
I love football.
I love the lull of Sunday afternoons, where I sit and enjoy the games.
I love the 49ers and the Packers!
I love music. I couldn’t begin to tell you my favorite song. Or even my top 10 songs.
I have so many songs I love.
Yes, we love lots of people, places and things in our lives.
But here is the most important one of all.
And this is true for all of us.
Self-Love. We need it. It is essential that we love ourselves.
What is the key to self love?
We are raised to think if we love ourselves we are selfish. We are vane or prideful.
But that isn’t it at all.
In stress mastery we call this love for self being Selfish – With a Capital S
Not the small s, that is the kind that is selfish.
Self love is a noun, here is the definition:
regard for one's own well-being and happiness.
(chiefly considered as a desirable rather than narcissistic characteristic).
To show self love is : The practice good self-care. You will love yourself more when you take better care of your basic needs. People high in self-love nourish themselves daily through healthy activities, like sound nutrition, exercise, proper sleep, intimacy, and healthy social interactions.
That isn’t selfish. That is smart. Can you even find an argument for that? I surely can’t.
So this February, start a new tradition of love. Love for you. You deserve it. You will feel better for it too!
Live every day on purpose,