the most important valentine

“to thine own self be true”- william shakespeare, Hamlet

Whether you love or hate February 14th, this gentle reminder, lovingly sent by Living Lola, is the most important valentine wish that anyone can send you.

Do you love yourself? Do you love what you are doing? Do you love the possibilities of today?

Truth is love. And, if you are not ready to be true, to love yourself, you cannot be ready to truly love another: your spouse, your kids, your life, your job, your space in this world. You are cheating those closest to you, simply by not being true to yourself.

This is your life? What are you waiting for? You don’t need a journey. You don’t need a path. All you need is complete honesty. Now.

Anyone can say the words, “I love you.” But, can you look into a mirror right now and proclaim your undying love for yourself? Out loud? Do it. I dare you. I promise, at the very least, it’ll make you laugh.

We can all go through rough patches of self-doubt. We can look in that mirror and see all of the imperfections. We can lay in bed at night and think of all the chances that got away, where we were not at our best.

But, oh yes, Scarlett, “…tomorrow is another day!” And it is Valentine’s Day.

The day we will celebrate love, by loving ourselves first.

Now, pass the champagne!

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