Wow time flies, whether you are busy or not. It seems to me that time is zipping by, one blink and all of a sudden we are approaching Valentine’s Day. And.., February is a short month so let’s make the most of. Let’s laugh and hug a lot, eat the chocolate (not too much) and take time out for ourselves. I know a wonderful Gallery in the Perth Hills where you will find many treasures to spoil yourself or a loved one. Wink, wink!
Do you celebrate Valentines Day? I have to admit, when I was younger I was never one for the mushy stuff. When I was younger going out on a dinner date actually made me cringe or laugh nervously, whichever came first. I have been known to laugh when a guy has whispered those three little words, “I love you”. I know it’s cruel but I did apologise and smooth things over. I never had a problem with expressing myself, I simply felt ‘weird’ when someone chose to profess their love to me. Looking back it really was in my teens and my twenties where I would find the romantic stuff a little too much and run a mile. The first time my partner said I love you, eighteen years ago, I laughed and replied, “I’m what? I’m colourful?” But, to this day, we still hold hands, cuddle and snuggle together, kiss and laugh and always say I love you. I guess it was about meeting ‘the one’. Saying I love you is as easy as breathing now.
Do you give gifts on Valentine’s Day? Are you the romantic type who plans well in advance or do you remember at the last minute and think, ‘Shit, I better grab some flowers or chocolates on the way home’? Valentine’s is a day I have never really embraced, I much prefer to be spontaneous and buy a gift because I feel like it, not because it’s a special day. I have always preferred to be the bearer of gifts rather than the receiver as I do love to spoil people.
Whether you celebrate Valentine’s or not, I hope the day is a special one for you in whatever way you choose. If you are married or in a relationship then may you be spoilt and may you enjoy being spoilt. May you spoil yourself if you are single because who else knows you better? May the month of February bring you all the joy you can handle, may it be kind and generous to you and your loved ones and may you be happy!
Be kind to yourself first and foremost because when you are kind to yourself you are naturally kind to others and may they be kind to you!
With love always,