Yes, it is That day, the day dedicated to love: Valentine’s Day. When I was younger, I was all into this day. I wanted the roses, the dinner, the gifts, the romance, the ALL of Valentines. Ah, how age has mellowed me out. I am still a romantic sap, but a bit more practical.
To me, whether single or attached, these days Valentine’s is about the every day love that we experience in our lives. And as I look around, I see so much love. And honestly, isn’t that the great things about life? Whatever it is that we are looking for, that is exactly what we will find. And examples of every day love are all around.
I have been blessed to have the most wonderful friends. I have so many who are there for me, day and night, through the good and bad, thick and thin. Yes, they are my heart, as it beats over and over.
These are the people who love me no matter how many times I make mistakes, trip and fall, spill things, put my foot in my mouth, break something, need help, forget something, when I look ugly, feel ugly, have gained 10 lbs, eat and entire pizza (not that that has ever happened), have a bad hair day, or month, spill a drink on them, or their significant other (not that that has ever happened…) and countless other things too numerous too mention.
I also think of the love of my parents, both for each other and for me.They were the love of each others lives. And they both loved me so much. I think about our times together and feel so blessed to have had such wonderful parents.
And I think about all the romantic love I have experienced. And I am appreciative of all of it – the good, the bad, the great, the passionate, the lazy, the weird, the best, the worst, the all of it over the years. And all the moments. They taught me many things in ht is life, gave me many experiences, taught me about broken hearts, romance, hope, and life in general. And I am thankful for (most) of them.
And I think of how blessed I am, to have loved and top have been loved, and to be loved so much. In my life, in this new beginning, in this space and time, in this struggle, there is not a place I can go to get away from the love in my life. And it will just grow. Because that is what love does when it’s shared. And love is everywhere with me as I start this new beginning, this new adventure in life.
SO celebrate all the many types of love in your life. Who cares if you aren’t dating anyone, there is still love to be celebrated. And if you look close, sometimes in the microscopic folds of time, you will find more love than you know what to do with. Because it is there. And just like the light, just like the dark, love is one of the fundamental ingredients of the universe.
Life is short. Love it.
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