Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Don't hate V-day, make it Me-day...

With Valentine's Day right around the corner (as if you couldn't figure it out with all of the store displays, heck, I even got a list of names from daycare so Bug could give everyone valentines) I have a chance to reflect. Sure, I could take the easy and cynical way out... Boo men and blare "Love Stinks" in the car and who could blame me, but I won't (ok, maybe once but I will never admit it!). Instead, I have a challenge for you... Sure embrace the ones you love (you should be doing that every day anyway) and make a point to tell them what they mean to you but also do the same for yourself.
Remind yourself that you are beautiful. Tell yourself that yes, you can do it whether it is dealing with that mean coworker or just making it through the night with a sick child. Encourage yourself to do something outside of your comfort zone. When you go to get in the shower, check yourself out! Look at the good and stop focusing on the bad (it only brings you down) so what if you used to be a size 4 back in the day and now you aren't... admire your flaws and embrace your scars, they made you who you are today. Most of all, don't ever forget who you are.
So next week, hug your hubby, love your lover, kiss your kids but don't forget about you because if you don't love yourself, who will?


Bastet said...

And doggon it, hang up some black hearts too! Cause people like it!


mb said...

And it might even make you feel better!!