It’s Valentine’s Day, and I’m single. I could tell you that I hate the holiday…that it’s a corporate holiday that was created to increase revenue, blah, blah, blah…but the truth is, I love Valentine’s Day. I love love….giving it and receiving it. And though I don’t have a date this year (for the second consecutive year) I do have love. I am loved.
I’m loved by my mother who would do anything in the world to make sure that her girls are safe and happy. I’m loved by my dad who is proud of me for being as smart as he is. Right Dad? 😉 I’m loved by my sister and her family…Seriously, Hannah has instinctively known that she was supposed to love me since she was born. I’m loved by Janice and Barbara and many other relatives. I’m loved by my friends. And I love all of them just as much.
Eddie Vedder from my favorite band, Pearl Jam sings these lyrics “…Oh, I’m a lucky man to count on both hands the ones I love… Some folks just have one, and others they’ve got none…” And though I’m not a man, the rest fits. I may not be in love with a guy who’s in love back, but I do give and receive love everyday.
I love myself more now than ever too. I’m resilient and determined and bright. I’m also compassionate and sincere and working harder now than ever to see the beauty in myself instead of only seeing the flaws.
So even though my only date today will be with the elliptical machine, I am loved, and I deserve to be loved. I’m open to it, but I’m not looking for it. Remember Future Mr. Kenz….I want you to find me! 😉
Happy Valentine’s Day lovies……xxoo