It is the month of LOVE! There are so many definitions; so many types; so many hopes, needs, worries.
Love fills our lives with so much, and yet sometimes seems to drain us. Why is this? Is it because we have not learned to love ourselves?
I am not a young thing any more, but I must say, I feel great. It has been a hard road at times (perhaps by my own making), and I can’t say that I have not hurt others on my path. That I do regret. What I see now is that learning to be at peace with myself and not judging others has brought me a kind of love that is fulfilling. I love life, people, nature, quiet, lingering longer…I love things that matter, not things. Yes, I am thankful that I do not suffer or want for much, but that gives me security, not love. I am grateful for security, but I am most grateful for love.
What better day to start loving yourself, so you are better equipped to love others, than today? It is the first day of a new month, the month of love. And, it is the proverbial first day of the rest of your life.
So, go on, give yourself a great big hug, smile at that face in your mirror, dig deep, reach high, climb that mountain, listen to your heart, take that chance, dance, sing, smile and trust that love can win! I just dare you!
Photos @ Valorie Webster