Today is a day about love. It's not just about the relationships we are in with husbands, wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, fiances or partners. It is about the love that is all around us through friendships, family, pets, coaches, teachers and more.
I know this all too well as there were many Valentine's Days past that I did not have a significant other. However, I was fortunate and truly blessed with the love from dear friends and family, which spoke volumes.
Today is a reminder of the love in our lives. The love we feel for ourselves and the love that we give to others and receive. Love is also with our parents, siblings and friends. Love is all around the world, even on days when the clouds are gray.
We should also take a moment to look at the people in our lives we surround ourselves with. What I mean by this is that today, is as good a day as any, to make sure we are surrounded by people who make us happy, inspire us, impact us, and remind us of the strength we have within, and the power we have to make others happy and motivated.
We have all heard the phrase, and I am paraphrasing here, "he brings out the best in me."
Let's look around and see who in our circle is bringing out the best in us. While there are days we feel blue, because life is not perfect, it is important that we surround ourselves with people who inspire us to strive for more and to love the life we are in.
For those of us who are parents love comes in our children. It is a love that is hard to describe. A feeling that cannot compare to any other. A love that is unconditional and selfless.
For this, I am truly loved, and fortunate. And, for today, I share my love and my daughter's creations to show you how much I appreciate you for following me here on this journey at Mommy's Point of View, and for being understanding when many days, and sometimes weeks go by, and I have not written.
To commemorate today, enjoy some holiday Haiku.
Thank you, my readers
For your love, feedback, support
Cards, candy, hugs and kisses
A day filled with love
The sweet smell of love
A sweet, tender kiss
By a child on this day
Life in perspective
Wishing you much love
Today, tomorrow, always
Filled with hugs, kisses
Happy Valentine's Day!