I must confess. I’ve never had a boyfriend to celebrate Valentine’s Day with. Either I have been single or the boyfriend at the time “didn’t believe in it.” And yes, I know it’s a commercial event and we don’t need one day to celebrate love but so what? Why would I ever not want someone to buy me chocolates and give me flowers?
I used to be really annoyed and dreading this time of year but now I’m excited because I’ve recently been inspired by Hannah Brencher’s TED Talk: Love letters to strangers and Lakshmi Pratury’s TED Talk: The lost art of letter-writing.
Starting this month, I am going to send two handwritten notes a week. At first, I was going to put one a day, but I know I’m not going to do that so why make myself a liar?
Part of the process of loving yourself is acknowledging all things you have going for you and showing gratitude for all you have in your life. So, why not show love for those special people in your life who make a difference, done something nice or are just a pleasure to be around. Start a practice to tell and show those in your life how you feel. Just think of the person who will receive this nice piece of mail that is not a bill, junk mail or asking for anything.
I hope you’ll join me this month in my mission to spread the love by sending a letter or actual card–emails get easily deleted and forgotten but letters and cards get saved.
Love & Be Loved!