December is known as “the holidays” while January is “resolution time”. Let’s not forget February, the month that features, Hallmark cards, hearts, chocolate, flowers and love because of Valentine’s Day.
Love is a small four letter word with definitions that can differ from person to person. People throw the word around loosely to express feelings towards their car, clothes, food and the weather. We say we love a pet, friend, spouse, and family but what does that really mean? Words are one thing and expression through actions is another.
Many wise people write and speak of love and compassion. And preface it all with love of self; If we don’t love and accept ourselves as we are, we can’t truly love another.
Do you love yourself? How do you show love to yourself and to another living, breathing animal or person? What about humanity as a whole?
The broad questions are good to think about but can be used to journal, to go beyond initial responses and the swirling first thought response. Try it and see what happens.