Take Back Valentine’s Day


I have never been one to celebrate Valentine’s Day. My husband and I have always found the marketing aspect of it unnecessary and pushy. Not to mention I’m not the biggest fan of the color pink.  It’s just always seemed to me about making people feel obligated by celebrating with things and spending money, rather than actually with love. 

Time and companionship, respect and appreciation; that is true celebration.

I find it to be a lonely holiday as well, and it shouldn’t be.  The “idea” of it makes those who do not have partners or lovers feel ALONE. It leaves people out.

Today, I say we take over Valentine’s Day with true love, open love. Love for our partners, our family, our friends, and most importantly OURSELVES. 

I challenge you today to show the greatest love there is. Today appreciate yourself. Do something you love even if its as simple as taking a walk or a nap. Write a letter, not an email. Make a phone call instead of sending a text. Let someone or many someone’s know you care, because that is the greatest gift there is.

Love starts within, know you are appreciated and special. Acknowledge you.

You are loved.

Author: Personal Coach and Artist

Certified Meditation Coach & Facilitator, Acting Coach (The Grounded Actor), Expressive Arts Coach, Theatre Director & Vice President of the Board of The Players (a historic theatrical club on Gramercy Park in NYC)

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