Becoming the best version of yourself

Lesson #35

on February 14, 2016

“All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.”

Note that this does not say that you WERE loved” – it’s that YOU loved.

Happy Valentine’s Day and for a lot of us, it’s just another reminder that we’re NOT part of a couple.

I’ve written on this blog before of the many different way’s Valentine’s Day has weaved itself into my life so I won’t bore you again – but it’s there, always in the background.  Note to self:  never name your new puppy Valentine in honor of your BF’s gift, because when he dumps you – every time you call out that name, it stings!

The message today on this day of love, is that you are loving.  First and foremost you need to make sure that you love yourself, because if you can’t love yourself and your actions, you will never be able to truly express love to another.

Love your family members, yes even the ones who drive you crazy – we all have them.  Love your friends, and even when they are no longer a constant in your life, love them anyway.

Love your neighbors, you never know what they’re going through so send them a message, say hi, smile and wave as you pass by.  Show love to those in the service industry, thank them for what they do.   Share a smile, brighten their day.

Love those who have hurt you, and those that “done you wrong.”  Maybe it’s the first kindness they’ve had in a while?  Maybe it’ll never be returned but no one can ever fault you for not at least trying?

The Golden Rule has been passed down for years and years – there’s a good reason.  It’s to make us all better, kinder, more loving human beings.  It starts with you.




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