Happy Tuesday! Valentine’s Day is less than a week away, so this week’s blog offers you this idea: YOU LOVE YOU! Just like I enjoy reminding people “YOU BE YOU”, I’d like to offer you the idea of “YOU LOVE YOU”. How you treat yourself is how others treat you. It’s the vibe that you put out to the universe that sends the message to others about how to treat you and in this case, how to love you.
According to a survey by the National Retail Federation, Americans spent $21.8 billion for Valentine’s Day in 2021 and are expected to spend $23.9 billion in 2022 — making this year’s expected spending the second-highest on record. This is a big holiday in our culture. It’s very hyped up and very encouraged. So, as Valentine’s Day approaches, how much do you love yourself? How do you love yourself? What does that look like to you? “YOU LOVE YOU” is a concept that encourages you to be kind to yourself and to look at yourself in the mirror and truly love the person staring back at you. When you love yourself, others will do the same. When you are kind to yourself, others get the message that it’s an expectation to love you the same way. It’s a question of self respect, as well.
Perhaps this year, you will be your own Valentine and will love yourself with intention. You don’t need to wait for others to love you, so go first and see what ripple effect happens as a result. “YOU LOVE YOU” and show up for yourself, not just on Valentine’s Day, but every day! You deserve all of the goodness that flows from this self love. CAUTION: Once you genuinely love yourself, it will become automatic and will change your outlook on life! Be ready for great things to happen. You deserve it and you are worth it! XXOO
You’ve got this!