Abundance is all around you today. And not just the money kind either. Enjoy the companionship of family and friends. Mark the day with an act of love and allow the abundance of compassion and caring to fill you up. Share your love with that special someone, be that your parents, your kids, your extended family or your animal family members. Love comes in many forms and each one can be that special berry that puts a smile on your face!
Money doesn’t buy you happiness or love. Having “things” on one special day of the year doesn’t truly show someone you love them. You might enjoy giving the dozen roses, or count on receiving a special gift. But those “things” only last a short time.
The abundance of love, comes from showing respect to those you care about.
Respecting those you love enough to listen and actually hear what they have to say. Allowing them to share their day with you, as they allow you to share yours with them. Asking questions and being attentive, look each other in the eye as you speak. These are acts of respect and love.
If you’re out to dinner and that special someone is talking to you, what kind of respect are you showing with your eyes glued to your cell phone?
Above all else, people want to know they are loved through the little things you do all year long. Listening and hearing what’s being said is one of the most important parts of that. Knowing that you have value to someone else, that you’re important and that your presence matters in their life are all little things we think about. But sometimes we don’t do anything about.
Don’t sit there and merely think “wow she looks beautiful today”. Or watch him shaving and think “I do love those big shoulders”. Actually say it out loud to them. You’ll be amazed at how those little things go a long way over time when the world intrudes on your day. This special day of love isn’t exclusively for couples. It should extend to you and your family, your kids, your parents and your extended family as well. Don’t forget to tell them all how you feel about them and how much they mean to you.
And if there is strain between those who are special in your life and you, today is the perfect day to speak up and have a conversation. You may find that you both have had hurt feelings based on assumptions, old wounds that sparked old hurts and in fact, you really do still love and need each other a great deal.
Abundance of money means nothing if you don’t have someone to share the rewards with. So for today, acknowledge all the little things you do have, right there in front of you. The intangible things that fill your baskets to overflowing joy and love.
Happy Valentines One and All.
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