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!