Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day!

I have always enjoyed V-day ever since I was a little girl. Tomorrow is my birthday so these two days are extra enjoyable for me. This time of year I am usually at my wits end with winter. While I have learned to view winter differently the past few years, by this point I'm dying for sunshine and warm breezes. My birthday and Valentine's day are a nice distraction.

It is fascinating to me what V-day brings up for some people. It's kind of like brussel sprouts, you either love it or hate it. I understand the tendency for some to view it as a capitalistic, commercialized excuse for a holiday (what isn't these days?,) and can be a painful reminder for some who are single and wish not to be.

It's like everything else in life. You get out of it what you put into it. You have the power to make it a miserable day or an opportunity to bask in love. I don't believe you must be romantically involved with someone to partake. It is a day to celebrate loved ones and yourself. After all, the relationship you have with yourself is the most important relationship in your life. Take today to pamper yourself. This doesn't have to cost money but it can if you wish. Meditate, practice yoga, take a bubble bath, have an artist date, watch a indulgent movie, call your grandmother, your best friend, your dad, or all three. Today is the ultimate day to partake in Radical Self Love. I hope you have a magical's all up to you.


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