February……the month of LOVE. Where stores are filled with hearts, cards and candy. Advertisements for romantic weekend getaways. Valentines Day. February 14th. The day where you declare your undying love and affection for someone.
Shouldn’t you be extending your love every day to the people that are important to you in your life? For your partner, shouldn’t there be loving communication every single day? For your friends that you care about, shouldn’t you let them know from time to time their meaning in your life? For your kids, is an “I love you” once a year enough? Do we really need a date on a calendar to remind us to operate from a place of love? What happens on those other 364 days in the year? Do we stop????
Love - the greatest gift of all - is not a thing that can be wrapped up in fancy paper. It’s an action. It’s a feeling. It’s the highest vibrational state of being that we should be aiming to operate from………
Not just to your partner or loved one……to everyone that you come into contact with. It doesn’t come with a hefty price tag…..the smallest little thing will do - a smile, holding the door open for someone, a compliment to a stranger. And what does it cost you? Absolutely nothing.
In these unprecedented times where emotions are running high and patience is running low, if we committed to showing up in loving kindness all 365 days a year, wouldn’t the world be a much better place?
To love or to hate is a conscious decision. To value others is a choice. We often get so wrapped up in our own circumstances that we often forget that others are navigating through their own journeys. Like no two snowflakes are the same, there are no two journeys that are the same. You never know what someone else is going through. Collectively, we are all in this together. Nothing separates us. If we would only remove the masks of judgement and show up with compassion and understanding, not only will your world begin to change, but everyone around you as well.
If you want love, be love. If you want peace, be peace. If you want kindness, be kind. If you want light, be light. Be that which you would like to see in others. It really is that simple.
Make a conscious decision today to leave everyone better than you found them. The rewards you will get in return will be immeasurable.
It starts with you. It starts with me.