“Yesterday is history, Tomorrow is a mystery, Today is a gift, and that is why they call it the present.” —Eleanor Roosevelt
The realization that today is a gift—and should not be taken for granted—is never more important than right now! That’s because February is the month for Love—love that can take many forms: you might love a parent, a spouse, a child, a friend, neighbor, or even a fur baby. To be able to express the love you feel, you need to fully utilize the gift of being present.
That’s why we have 2 ears and 1 mouth, so that we can listen twice as much as we talk. You can really show people how much you care when you are engaged in the conversation and when you are listening to them at a deeper level.
“No one cares how much you know until they know how much you care.” This famous saying by President Theodore Roosevelt is one of my favorite quotes of all time. When you practice good listening, you’re showing people just how much they mean to you.
To the sweethearts who are reading this, I wish you and your spouse/fiancée/partner a very Happy Valentine’s Day. Don’t forget to acknowledge the day. It is an important holiday for men as well as for women.
This year my husband John and I will celebrate our 39th Valentine’s Day together. It doesn’t seem possible, but we are celebrating almost 4 decades of truly being sweethearts. When John and I were kids, he bought me a dozen roses for each year that we were together. I remember that after we’d been together for 3 years, I told him that although I appreciated the roses, I thought we could spend the money doing something memorable instead—like going out for a nice dinner and a Boston Broadway show.
And guess what? We made it a tradition, and still go to a show together every February. This past weekend we saw Mamma Mia at Brookline High School and it was well done —as good as a Broadway show. My friend’s daughter Elena both directed and choreographed the musical, and we sang along to all the great ABBA songs.
This February, my hope for you is this: that no matter how long you’ve been with a spouse, a partner, a parent, a child, friend, neighbor, or fur baby, you’ll find a way to celebrate Valentine’s Day! Make the day special, make it magical. If you don’t have time to go out and buy a card, you can send one out for free through the Internet. There are no excuses. Little things mean a lot. And really, life is all about the little things. You don’t need to buy roses and chocolates. February 14th is a day of love! Find your way to say I “love you.” Everyone loves someone or something.
Finally, be thankful for all the love that you have in your life. Use this day as an opportunity to tell those around you how much you care about them and how much you love them. See how much love you can give and watch how much love you will also receive.
I especially want to thank you for being part of my community. I love you and I’m grateful for our friendship. I would love to offer you a FREE mini consultation (Click Here). We can talk about who and what you love, and how you’re going to follow your heart and make 2023 an unbelievable year. Both giving and receiving love. You are worth it. If you know someone else that can benefit from this message please pass it along.