Sunday, February 14, 2010

Loving Myself

Happy Valentines Day...or whatever. 

I think Valentine's Day is a little silly. It's become this Hallmark holiday that somehow combines the celebration of a martyred saint with a flying baby in a diaper to guilt people into buying stuff to prove their love. But then again, I love getting flowers so I guess that makes me a bit of a hypocrite. 
I do think love is a wonderful thing to celebrate and I am warmed by stories of true love and commitment. I want to believe that once I figure out what I want, the Universe will bring me a great romantic love--better than any I've had before. Because I will be better than I was before. Even without a romantic love relationship in my life right now, I have embraced Valentine's Day this year. I've decided to rededicate myself to loving me. So far so good.
It's two days into my three-day weekend and I am on day 5 of no sugar, I've been to a meeting, I did work on my recovery writng, I went ice skating with Ruby and Zane, I went out to hear some great blues music and dance with a friend last night, I went to church this morning to be with my spiritual community, and I've had down time just hanging with the kids. Life is good. 
How about you? Are you  recognizing and enjoying all the love in your life today? Or at least enjoying all the candy?
"People are like stained-glass windows.  They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within." ~Elisabeth K├╝bler-Ross

1 comment:

  1. That's a great concept - a love affair w/one's own self...
    Great in theory, not having so much luck putting it into practice.