If #1 Is Taken Care Of
Love is indeed in the air as Valentine’s Day approaches. This is a double-dose of love for me as my birthday is the day after.
“Wait, I thought she was single, dateless and has no Valentine for a while now?” some of you are thinking. And you are absolutely right, I am all of that. Yet, those “conditions” will not cause me pain, distress or angst this Valentine’s Day.
Since the beginning of this still New Year, Members of this community receives Weekday Wisdom© in their inboxes Mondays to Fridays. This morning dose of motivation is delivered around 5:00 (EST) and is theirs to use as best suits their needs. The intention is to help you prepare for the day – to live your best life, one day at a time. You too can receive this free “shot” of Wisdom by subscribing. This week’s Wisdom had as its theme “Loving Yourself,” and every message delivered shared the importance of taking care of and loving #1 first.
The fact that you have no Valentine is really no need to be as cynical as Dinesh Kumar Biran, who wrote:
February – the month of love..?!!
No wonder the shortest one in the calendar.
Love is always available and freely flowing and the best Source is from the fountain within you. So, whether you have an intimate partner to call Valentine this year or that day will meet you in the company of yourself, take these affirmations with you:
“Today, in every moment I will remind myself that I am Love. It is in and through Love that I live, move and have my being.”
It is not selfish to love yourself first. Not talking here about conceit, arrogance or being superior to others. You have heard it before for sure but it is worth repeating – you cannot give what you do not have. So, here is an easy exercise for you. Do it as many times as you need to. Go to the washroom at work, go sit in your car and look in the rear view mirror and affirm:
“Life is too short to waste any amount of time on wondering what other people think about you. In the first place, if they had better things going on in their lives, they wouldn’t have the time to sit around and talk about you. What’s important to me is not others’ opinions of me, but what’s important to me is my opinion of myself.” ― C. Joybell C.
“What I think of me is all that matters.”