Valentine's Day Part One
"loving ourselves through the process of owning our story is the bravest thing we can ever do." - brene brown
Many of us grew up watching or reading about fairytales--all about the stories of the princesses and princes who fell in loved and lived in this world of “Happily Ever After”. Many of us were taught that the goal in life was to find and be with a “true love”, a one person you were supposed to be with for the rest of your life.
Thankfully, in 2018, many of these beliefs and norms have changed, but for some of us the pressure of being married, staying married, or not-even-close-to-married weighs on our shoulders--especially around Valentine’s Day. If you’ve been divorced or widowed, this reading will still apply, and I know that today along with many other days may be extra difficult.
If you’ve found your true love, if you’re with your true love, if you’re seeking your true love, or if you’ve lost your true love, I have four words that will help you: look in the mirror.
So, today, on this Valentine’s Day and whatever this day means for you, remember to look in the mirror. Remember to speak kindly to the person you see staring back at you, to offer grace for all the hard things going on in her life, and to really see her. Say “Hello.” Say “I love you”. Say “I got this.”
Here are a few of my favorite self-love activities you can do today:
Make sure to check out the blog on Thursday for the Part 2 Series called “Valentine’s Day: The Aftermath”.
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Robin Helget, LMSW, CPT