Thank You Love!

It is Valentines Day.  The perfect day to reflect on a grateful heart. 

Who do you love?  Who loves you?  What do you love?  Love is a lifelong lesson.  Love starts with each of us.  This statement can be a little misleading.  For us to love others we must first love ourselves.  Now there is a difference between self-love and vanity.  Self-love means that we take care of ourselves, appreciate the person that we are.  In 1 Corinthians 6:19 “Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God?”  If you truly believe that your body is a temple how is your structure holding up? 

Taking care of yourself goes beyond what you consume.  Do you battle negative self-talk?  How many times a day to you berate yourself?  Over the course of time these negative messages become woven in to the fabric of your temple.  The layers grow like that of an onion.  Wouldn’t you rather encase your temple with messages of Joy and Celebration

This takes practice and diligent focus. 

I recommend starting with a grateful heart.  What are you grateful for today?  The feelings of love, belonging?  The gift of a warm smile?  How about the gift of sunshine to warm the winter horizon?  I am continually amazed at the power of laughter.  Have you heard the giggle of young children?  I can’t help but smile when I hear children laughing.  I can feel my heart lighten and brighten.

Today is Valentines Day.  A day designated to share and shower those closest to you with love and affection.  Is your heart grateful and filled with love?  Start new traditions of gratitude and appreciation. 

Love blossoms from a content heart.  Be happy with you.  Share your gifts with others.  There is only one unique you.  We all have the root of love planted deep within our soul.  Nourish and feed this amazing blessing. 

Wishing you an ABUNDANCE of love on this Valentines Day!

Please Read – I have an IDEA 4 YOU

Happy Hearts Day is just around the corner and I have an inexpensive, easy and fun idea for you.
How about going to the store and buying a box (or more) of the child Valentines. You can sign these “from someone who cares” OR “thinking of you.”

In the “TO:” field you can just add the word YOU.
There are many options for the TO and FROM fields – be creative. Place the Valentine in the envelope and on the the front of the envelope you can address it with something like:
To Someone Special
You Are Loved
Thoughts Of You……again be creative and use something generic.

Once you have completed the Valentines how about taking them to a nearby retirement community? Or you can drop them off at a Nursing Home. The residents will LOVE them. This is a fast and efficient way to bring much JOY to the lives of some of our most blessed souls. If you really want to get in to the spirit you can also make valentines. Pull out the paper, glue, rhinestones, glitter and have fun!

What a fabulous way to extend thanks, encourage a heart and give yourself the warmth of giving.  Perhaps this will become a Valentines tradition?
If you decide to do this, I would love to hear from you. Now get busy cupid.