Happy Valentine´s Day

Happy Valentine´s Day
Happy Valentine´s Day

 

A friend of mine asked if I could remember the most challenging moment in my life. I said, yes. That was back in the early 2000s when I found out my dad had advanced liver cancer and needed a transplant.

Then, if I could remember who helped me, I said yes; I can still hear my husband’s voice saying – “I am here for you, do whatever you need to do.”

For the third time, he asked me if I remember how he made me feel. I, for the third time, responded yes. I was much younger, and my dad was my world. My husband gave me the strength I didn’t have to help my dad win his fight.

Three simple questions showed me how vital emotional memories are—the incredible impact of being around good people when I needed them the most. I don’t remember all my husband’s exact words, but I will never forget how he made me feel.

Everyone faces hurdles. It can be a painful illness, a financial crisis, a complex trauma, or the loss of a beloved one.  COVID has brought some or all to us. We can claim that we have had overwhelming days and busy lives, but we can also proactively carve some time to love one another.

I invite you to honor yourself during Valentine’s day with simple pleasures such as calling up a good friend to say thank you, watching an uplifting movie, or taking time to help others.

Small acts of love can have a significant impact on people’s lives. Love gives hope. My suggestion to you is to give yourself a Valentine’s Day gift that is priceless:

– Forgive your mistakes, commit to a better you, and work for it

– Surround yourself with positive people and thoughts, reach out to a good friend who wants the best for you

– Show how you care for others by caring for yourself

It’s Valentine’s Day! Celebrate 6 feet apar showing someone you love how important they are for you.

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