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Four years ago today James asked me to marry him, and I can say that accepting the final rose was the best decision I ever made. Valentine’s Day is not for everybody, but the concept of love is. Merriam-Webster defines love as, a quality or feeling of strong or constant affection for and dedication to another; a warm attachment, enthusiasm, or devotion. Love is a beautiful thing that can be difficult to describe and make sense of. It’s hard to get over, it’s hard to put into words, it can be scary and complicated, but that’s also what makes it so great – when true love is experienced it brings us incredible joy.
“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”
We experience love in different ways, no way is right or wrong, it is unique and special to us and that’s what makes the concept of love so interesting. Whether it’s love for oneself, your family and friends, your kids, your spouse or partner, or your parents, we all know that love can be a pretty great feeling. Celebrating love on a designated holiday/day can be fun, but I encourage you to be mindful to express and acknowledge love throughout the entire year. Spreading love and kindness, instead of anger, jealousy and resentment, makes life so much more enjoyable.
“Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.”
So go on, tell someone you love them today.
Happy Valentine’s Day! 🙂