Valentine’s Day is supposed to be all about love. Most of the time I think it [Valentine’s Day] is love of the boyfriend/girlfriend type (etc). There have been many Valentines that I didn’t have that someone special. I didn’t get to celebrate the way that I had worked up in my head.
I like to hike on Sundays. I call it my “Personal Church.” It gives me an opportunity to get out in the beautiful weather, outdoors and let myself think through things that I have had on my mind. Things that I somehow need to work out in my brain. It is sort of what I might call a moving meditation. I let my head wander through what it needs to.
Today – being that it is Valentines. I thought about love. What does love mean? What does it look like? How does it feel? I also thought about how God is love. How His lasting love remains every day. I also thought about how I need to love myself before anyone else can really love me. So rather than a long bucket list of things I want to do or places I want to visit, today I list the things I love (either in general or about me).
- I love that I can laugh and do so often.
- I love my kids. I love being a mom.
- (But I also love that my son is driving already).
- I love that I have friends that make me feel included and loved.
- I love that I have a job that gives me freedom to do what I want on my timeline.
- I like that I am healthy and strong enough to take my walks/snowboard etc.
- I love being outside
- I love living in Colorado.
- I love driving my jeep.
- I love my new house.
- I love to get a deal.
- I love nice things at a discounted rate.
- I love to travel, see new things and meet new people.
- I love trying new things.
- I love to achieve a goal.
- I love to be busy (busy schedule)
- I love to have a place to go even if it is something I have planned.
- I love having all my bills paid off.
- I love not being in debt.
- I love the warm cup of coffee in the morning or tea in the afternoon/evening.
- I love getting mail.
- I love flipping through a magazine.
- I love getting mail.
There are so many more I can probably add to this list. I can continue with all kinds of things. But this is my starter. When you might be feeling down and in the dumps about Valentine’s not being what you hoped it would be – or how a movie makes it seem. Flip the script. Think about what you love. What is lovely about you.