A year ago today, I was in Kansas City – escaping the anxieties of my life. Divorce papers had been filed and I couldn’t have felt more lost. I was trying to make sense of what was left in my life and frantically trying to fill the void I felt in my heart. It wasn’t my finest moment but I was extremely blessed to have had the opportunity to escape my reality, even if it was for a short period of time.
To be honest, I’ve never been a huge fan of Valentine’s day. In my opinion, expressing your love for someone shouldn’t be limited to just one day – it should be year around! Spontaneity is utterly romantic, so a planned day of romance doesn’t seem as appealing; don’t get me wrong, I still acknowledge the day – still like to feel special – what girl wouldn’t?! I’m simply stating that a kind, lovingly gesture is more than enough for me.
Regardless of what I think, there are hundreds upon hundreds of people who will be celebrating today. That thought alone is beautiful. I hope that each and every one of you shares some loving words with someone who means a lot to you & I don’t just mean a boy/girlfriend – share loving words with your sister, your brother, your best friends! One thing that my cousin and I discuss often is my uncanny ability to love – even those who may not deserve it. It’s my strength and also my weakness but mostly a strength.
Let all that you do be done in love – it’s easier said than done (as are most things are in life) but I hope that you find some courage to love without the fear of consequence.
Allow the love you share with other people help mend your broken heart; it works, I promise & if it’s not working yet, it will!