Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

I'm in no way a Valentine's kinda girl. I feel like it's too commercialized and too mandatory. But I totally get it. Any reason to celebrate LOVE is fine by me and I love what the day represents.

I'm not into pink and red gifts or anything over the top. But I do love thoughtfulness. I asked Uela not to get me any gifts or over-sized balloons stuffed with a teddy bear inside that reads "Be Mine." As a teen I wanted the heart shaped chocolate and red roses proclaiming love, but today I'm happy just being together. In fact, a simple dinner for two would be perfect...normal, yet perfect.

This morning, I woke up to a handful of kisses and a handwritten note. While quite simple, it's simply perfect. 

I hope you have an amazing Valentine's Day and you surround yourself with love!


Saturday, February 4, 2012

February: Fall in love with...myself

I've lost confidence in myself more times than I care to admit, and to say it's been difficult for me would be the greatest understatement I could make. After the wedding bells and baby in a baby carriage, I just let myself go. My weight, body, hair...everything. And along with all that went my confidence. 

So as part of my Happiness Project 2012 I have realized, I need to make some changes. For the month of February--the month of love--I will focus on loving myself. Fitting. Problem is, as I sat and thought about the focus for February, I questioned...How do I love myself? Thinking about it seems as difficult as seeing the back of my head. As elusive as it is, I know it is necessary.  

In truth, I know that loving myself is a prerequisite to loving others and self-confidence will grow as a by-product of self-love. Honoring myself is in fact the only lasting way to release a truly selfless kindness to others. So, the real and lasting focus for the month of February is to remove what obstructs me so I can be who I am, holding nothing back.