I was thinking a lot about love for the past few weeks. What it means, why we tell people we love them, why Valentine’s day carries such high expectations, etc. I couldn’t come up with much, except some personal experience of why I think love is extremely important in our lives. I think people put a lot of emphasis on this day (mainly women) because we want to feel important, and we want to feel loved. I think what most of us fail to realize is that love is everywhere. It’s in every single thing that we do. It stays wrapped up in your little pocket when you do things, or spend time with the people that mean the most to you. I think most of the time we spend our times looking for “love” like it’s something that is to be found. Love can’t be bought, it can’t be taught, and it definitely cannot be searched for. It lingers all around us, and if you’re lucky enough to notice it, it can make your life a much happier, and brighter place.
We all carry different parts of love in our lives, and for me I finally feel what it’s like to love the things I am doing. I guess what I am getting at is that sometimes we miss the little stuff. We miss the blessings in our lives, and we miss all the love that surrounds us every day. It could be anything from a hug, to a big wet puppy kiss, to a boyfriend or girlfriend, and even just a friend. You have the opportunity to show love and compassion every single day of the year. So why pick just one?
This year has changed me, I have found a new love in the simple things, and I feel content in knowing that I am doing the best that I can in this moment. I really do love the people I have in my life, and how they’ve all been a huge part of my success in some way, shape or form. We are all strong motivating forces that have a lot of love to share, so with that in mind, let’s all do something nice today. Not because it’s Valentine’s Day, but because love is just as important as the air we breathe. It pulls us out of bed in the morning, it helps us keep our goals in order, it provides us with the opportunity to share with others, and most of all, it brings us all closer together on one big even platform. In the words of the Beatles, all you need is love.
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