February ... love is in the air.
A month focused on elaborate cards, heart shaped candies, boxes of chocolates and roses sold by the dozens. Children in school spend hours making cards for their friends. Restaurants cater to those who want to show their partner they are loved and cared for.
Do all these things say and show what love is?
I think LOVE is an everyday feeling; towards others, yes, but always for self. If we don’t love and accept ourselves how can we know what to give someone else? How we talk to ourselves is an indicator of feeling love. Do we call ourselves names, do we put ourselves down? Is that how we treat others we profess to love or would we never talk to someone else the way we do ourselves?
An interesting topic to journal about. What is love? Do we really love ourselves? How do we love ourselves? Others? What do think the opposite of love is? I just read a book that mentioned the opposite of love is not hate, which many of us think of automatically, it’s selfishness. Hmmmmmmmm … another excellent thought to explore and write about.