It’s Love Day, and I pray each of you has a wonderful day, using this day as one more day to tell your loved ones (family, friends, and flames) you care AND to look in the mirror and love yourself.
Now, I’ve heard all the banter about how Valentines Day is a commercial holiday, we shouldn’t celebrate, we should tell people we love them everyday, blahblahblah…. BUT–in my humble opinion, there’s nothing wrong with spending a special day, dedicated to love, just reinforcing your feelings for those around you (and within you). It’s up to you if you want to spend all your money + some you don’t have. There are tons of creative and cheap ways to make people feel special on Love Day. Even when I don’t have a special someone (besides myself), I still take the time to show my love on this day. And I also take some time to rest and enjoy being in my skin on this day. If you don’t love yourself, whose responsibility is it??
So before I get back to showing love to Smokie (my dog), I’ll leave you with a quote and a download. 🙂
There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. We love because he first loved us. If anyone says, ‘I love God,’ yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen. -1 John 4:18-20
In the midst of heartbreak and disappointment, it’s hard to move on sometimes. But I submit that if we can keep in our minds and hearts that all that happens is according to His Will and keep misfortunes in the right perspective, we can be fearless in love–romantic, brotherly, etc. We can love, not knowing what the future holds. We can love, not knowing if the recipient will love us back. We can love, even if the recipient doesn’t appreciate us. Enjoy the moment! Don’t spend all your time worrying about what may happen–if it does, you’ll have plenty of time to deal with it. Be in the here and now.
Love is not only a feeling–it’s an action. Love is that commandment that is most important but probably the hardest to keep. Sometimes we don’t even love ourselves like we should! So let’s focus on love today!
For you music lovers out there, visit the Teedra Moses website today–she has a free download today of her new album, Royal Patience. Also, you can get your copy of In Search Of at the Brandon Hines website. Happy Valentines Day!