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Some words for you on Valentine's Day
Every year I see lots of Gaians who get down in the dumps about Valentine's Day because you don't have a spouse, boyfriend or girlfriend - no significant other of any sort. Many people who aren't being showered with "romantic dinners", candies, flowers, gifts, or any of the myriad of items commercials indicate people should be getting on this day can feel alienated and "unlovable".

What I want you all to remember, and really hear, is that this isn't true. It isn't about your not being lovable, fantastic, amazing, and worthy. It is a commercial holiday, and you don't need candy, perfume, or cards to tell how important you are. You don't even need another person to tell you this, though it can be nice to hear. You are amazing, worthy, and loveable. You are valuable, beautiful, unique, and loveable just as you are, in this moment. Know this. Embrace this as your truth.

You know what I do every Valentine's Day? I go to the gym and work off the calories in a box of Valentine's Day candies! I don't eat the candies first either! I take care of myself and show myself authentic love by improving my health and strengthening my heart. And the better I am to myself, the better I am to others.

Chocolates and dinners get eaten, flowers wilt, and perfume runs out but learning to respect and value yourself, to love who you are and treat yourself right, this is real love that lasts.

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commentCommented on: Thu Feb 14, 2013 @ 04:54pm
If I could tip this, I would. mrgreen

If I could hug you, I would!

Hugs are better than gifts anyday because those last forever.

Happy Valentine's Day!

commentCommented on: Thu Feb 14, 2013 @ 07:51pm
Awesome words about Valentine's Day...thank you. 3nodding heart

Hope you have an awesome Valentine's Day! whee

Hugs emotion_bigheart

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commentCommented on: Thu Feb 14, 2013 @ 07:53pm
Love the part about taking care of yourself first. emotion_yatta

commentCommented on: Thu Feb 14, 2013 @ 08:41pm
you're right sisky.

yesterday i was with my family and they were buying all this candy... it is a waste to indulge on something that is tasty and won't last forever. and i remember my years as a kid in school, given the option to give a candy gram to someone or to myself. i always ended up giving myself one because, i deserve it, and well to make others think i have a crush, sure. xd

but, i am use to not having someone special with me on this day. i'm cool with that. and you're right. we are all awesome, even if others may not realize it.

i too wish i could tip this entry. <3

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commentCommented on: Fri Feb 15, 2013 @ 01:03am
What Nyadriel said goes double for me! You're awesome Sisky!

commentCommented on: Fri Feb 15, 2013 @ 01:18am
Sisky. I've gotta say that this is very beautiful. I love reading what you wrote. And if I could give you some kind of medal for it, I would.

The words are true and have great meaning to those that would like to absorb the significance of it.

Bravo to you Sisky and what you believe in, because your words of great courage are amazing and we truly are special people who should put 'ourselves first'.. heart

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commentCommented on: Fri Feb 15, 2013 @ 11:43am
You're very right.

Valentine's Day is just another commercialized holiday that is just milking a cash cow. One can only eat so much candy (not good for you in the first place), cards are just wasted paper (I liked the virtual ones more) and perfume... I do admit I am a perfume girl, but damn, I always preferred to buy my own. LOL

"Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world. " - Lucille Ball

commentCommented on: Mon Feb 18, 2013 @ 09:01pm

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commentCommented on: Fri Feb 22, 2013 @ 02:55am
I agree. I really admire your 'words of wisdom' posts. Really cool. And worth posting in a journal. Anyway, I actually have one reason (if I don't end up having another in the near-future anyway.) to LIKE V-day It's the day that my mommy was born. And I love her so, that's a reason. It starts with family as well. As long as you have at least one person in the whole world that cares about you, maybe that's all that really matters. crying 4laugh 3nodding 3nodding heart

commentCommented on: Sun Apr 21, 2013 @ 12:56am
You're inspirational. :]

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