Lots of people may have gotten it wrong where loving you is concerned . . .
when what was needed was encouragement
when a little bit of understanding would’ve gone a long way
turned a deaf ear,
when all you wanted was to be heard
when your parched heart thirsted for affirmation
offered a cold shoulder,
when what your weary soul longed for was a warm embrace
when compassion and empathy were the soothing balm you sought
shut you out,
when you desperately needed to be invited in
clung to past missteps,
when forgiveness was what you hoped for
when your pain was in plain sight . . .
But you don’t have to be one of them!
You can love “you” differently –
the way you’ve always wanted to be loved,
deserve to be loved,
were created to be loved,
are worthy of being loved.
And, you can speak to “you” differently . . .
with words that encourage
with words that affirm
with words that forgive
with words that are kind and gentle
with credit due.
What would that Valentine’s Day gift to “you” look and feel like . . .
a warm candle-lit bath?
a quiet afternoon with a favorite book?
a night out (or in) with your favorite meal?
a pen and a blank sheet of paper?
snuggles with your four legged friend?
a day’s respite from an artificial number on a scale?
playing hooky and picnicking at your special place?
a long drive to nowhere in particular?
time spent with favorite photographs?
a “to do” list (or two!) torn to shreds?
a smile in the morning mirror?
a whispered word of affirmation?
Truth is: The best way to show others how you long to be loved is to live and love “you” that way.
Why not start today – right now?