Today is Valentine’s Day – a day to celebrate LOVE. You do NOT have to be in a relationship with another to honor this day. This day is about celebrating YOU! The beautiful creative awesome person that YOU ARE!

I understand that this day can be tough for so many and kinda depressing. One of the best ways to get out of such a funk is to do something really kind for yourself – what is one thing today that you know in your heart will bring you joy from within? For me it is meditating and drawing. When I sit still for even just ten minutes I feel my heart expand and the calm within appears. We tap into our own divine inner source. When I draw, the flow of life source comes out and it brings joy to not just me but to others as well.

So if you are feeling a bit in a funk today – then go deep and ask yourself, what is one thing that I can do TODAY to love myself more? To bring joy to others? As Pope Francis once said, “The world tells us to seek success, power and money. God asks us to seek humility, service and LOVE.”

Caricature of Pope Francis

May the love of God be with you always as it is within ourselves. So today of all days, do something nice for not only yourself but for someone else. Go buy a cup of coffee for the person behind you at Starbucks. Smile at a stranger on the street. Donate your clothes to a charity. Mentor a child in need. Call up that old friend whom you haven’t spoken to in a while and say hello just checking in on you. Go for a walk today with your dog and say thank you to the universe for this beautiful day. Smile in the mirror and say,

Go on now… I dare you! You’ve got this! 🙂

Happy Valentine’s Day