“How do I love thee….let me count the ways…” A line from a long ago poem but a thought to ponder during this month when we outwardly express our love with candy and flowers and cards. Receiving love offerings from others or someone really special is what we wait for…what we measure…a little something … a large something that shows us we are loved. Demonstrating love for others is what Valentine’s Day is all about. It can be fun and exciting!
But, what about a demonstration of how we love ourselves? How do you let yourself know that you love yourself? Do you give yourself a present … send yourself a card … look in the mirror and repeat “I love you” three times?
The most important gift to give yourself is that of benevolent self-talk. Do you speak kindly to yourself? Do you say encouraging words to yourself? Do you know how you feel and do you love who you are?
Demonstrating love for yourself in thought, word and deed is important. As February, the month of love, comes to an end, why not “count the ways” you show yourself how much you love you? It’s vital to your well-being!
Till we meet again…have fun and be kind to yourself… Chris Hope your Valentine’s Day was filled with love!!
How Do I Love Thee by Elizabeth Barrett Browning