When it comes to Valentine's Day it can be very easy to get caught up in your relationship status, on the content of your relationship or what you are going to do to make sure everyone else know you are loved. It can end up making a lot of us feel like we are not enough. The day seems to prompt such feelings of deep inadequacy. We never seem to measure up to what we think we should be. Maybe you're not in a relationship, or the relationship might not look how you think it should, or maybe you have a great relationship but just feel like somehow you are not good enough for it or don't deserve it. The day brings so many conflicting emotions, none of them stemming from love. And so we miss the entire point. Whether you love or hate it, whether it makes you feel great or rubbish, Valentine's Day is an excellent reminder of something we all need, and all have, and that is love. So instead of allowing Valentine's Day to become competitive, awkward or pressurized let's use it as an excuse to be more loving. To spread more love in our own lives and in the world. This way everyone wins.
Here are a few of my favorite ways to spread more love this Valentine's Day.