Happy February! Show Me The Love!
Today is the first day of the month of LOVE! "All You Need Is Love" from the famous Beatles song. The song was a message to the world. Its message is a timeless one because it is honest and true. Where would we be without LOVE? The love of family and friends helps us laugh when times are happy. Love holds us up when times are bad. February is the month we celebrate the love we have for each other.
It's become a tradition to express that love with flowers, candy and a sweet note. I remember as a kid in school, all the excitement on Valentine's Day. The exhilaration we felt exchanging Valentine's cards and sweethearts candy. In adulthood, I remember the excitement in the office when someone took delivery of a dozen roses from their significant other. To be truthful, it was an unspoken competition. The competition to see who would get the best bouquet. If you were the girl that didn't receive any flowers you went home feeling a little deflated. Or was that just me? No, I did receive flowers in the office on several occasions, but there were those occasions when I did not.
Kidding aside February and love are a big deal. So February is a perfect time and month to talk about LOVE. But not just any love. Let's talk about self-love. Because if we do not love ourselves and take care of ourselves how can we properly love and take care of others. The love we extend to others begins with the love we have inside. Not an ego sort of love but a love of who we are internally and externally.
February is the month of love, and it's also the month that starts the move away from winter towards spring. February, from the Latin word, Februarius, meaning to purify, is time to take time to transition ourselves from winter to the upcoming season of spring. So during this month of love and transition its the perfect time to talk about loving ourselves. The perfect time to show ourselves a bit more attention. February is the perfect time to start getting ready for the months of spring and summer by taking inventory of ourselves, our cupboards and our wardrobes.
When you think about February, it is the month we get excited about many things. We get excited about love. We get excited as the days become longer. We get excited as we start to feel a slight change in the weather. We get excited because it's a short month which leads to March. It's the month we may even begin planning the many things we love to do in the spring and summer.
So during this month of love let's get back to talking about the things I love and self-care. I feel like this is a good time to rejuvenate and renew. Refill the tank so to speak. We are all still experiencing the effects of the pandemic. But with the roll-out of vaccines, I'm hopeful we are heading in the right direction. This is why I think it's a good time to give ourselves some extra special love and attention. It's been a stressful time, and we are still experiencing this stress. Stress takes a toll of our minds, bodies and spirits. We need to take time to renew and rebuild. Our loved ones will also benefit.
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