February, the Month of Love…
For some years now, I’ve been challenging myself and I’d like to share the challenge with you:
Write your own love story.
Take some time to think about and write out what love looks like to you. Get in tune with who you are, your likes and dislikes, find happiness that is not contingent on anyone else. Valentine’s Day is approaching and I’ll be the first to admit that romantic love is beautiful. When experienced in a healthy manner, it can leave one speechless. But self-love is more important. Love of self sets the tone for how others will see you and come to love you. So, go all the way. Go for the gold!
Write a love story that lifts you up, that elevates your life. Write a love story that never gives up on you, regardless of obstacles and difficulty. Write a love story that sets a standard that others can follow. Write one that makes you happy, that increases your passion for life and living.
Whether you’re single, married, in a relationship or situationship (been in that ship), you are the author of the love story for your life. You are in control and get to decide what you do and don’t want and what you’re willing to tolerate.
A few steps you can take toward writing your own love story is:
1.) Be honest about the way you feel about yourself. A foundation of lies and deception is never the beginning of hope, healing and wellness. Face your truth, no matter how ugly.
2.) Ask yourself if you are satisfied with the quality of your life. If not, it means that somewhere, there is a void, a deficit of happiness. At some point, you traded in what you needed for what you were willing to settle for, instead. Do the work, ask yourself the tough questions. Am I happy?
3.) Challenge yourself to change. What are you willing to do to get the better things that you deserve? What is it necessary for you to do (or stop doing) in order to write a story that is beautiful, healthy and happy? Living your best life (i.e. lovin’ on you) often requires commitment to action and change. Your changes may start off small; but as long as they’re consistent and intentional they can help point you in the right direction. Congratulations!
Of course, there is no magic potion to fix all of your woes. However, there is something you can do today to begin the process of something better. If I can be of more help, please, don’t hesitate to reach out to me.
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