All I can think about is Valentine's Day thanks to the aggressive TV and internet ads flooding my space with what I "should do" for my significant other: jewelry, flowers, sportswear and cards. Ugh! Why do we need advertising to tell us when to send love to our significant other? Shouldn't we be expressing it every day, not just once a year? Due to the ads, it lead me to think of the significance of the heart physically and emotionally.
Recently, my dad had open heart surgery and it became quite apparent to me and my family how important of an organ our heart is and how uber important it is to have a heart healthy lifestyle. (If your not sure what that is reach out to me!) Let's advertise more about heart healthy lifestyle on "heart day", right?!
On an emotional level, Valentine's Day can be a heart breaking day for someone without a partner. I’m sure we've all been there once or twice before....OR, someone with a partner who isn't creative enough for them or doesn't have the funds for the present they want or expect; wreaking havoc on the holiday completely!
My suggestion this Valentine's Day wherever you are on the spectrum, focus on self-love rather than on how some one else or some object can make you happy; those are temporary.
Side note: If you're someone trying to have a child, practicing self-love on that journey is imperative!
I'll leave you with this quote from Lucille Ball “Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.”
What's your opinion on V-Day? I'd love to hear your thoughts!
Until next time :)
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