“How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”
Winnie the Pooh

Valentine’s day … As I was thinking about what I could share on Valentine’s day, I started thinking about all the people in my life that I love : my close family husband/ children / parents, my extended family like all the friends I have made where I have lived and the people around me giving me support …

Three things occurred to me.

We never say “I love you” enough to the people we love …

Whether it’s your significant other, our children, parents, family and friends we never say it enough. And sometimes it’s when you loose someone, that you realise that you have not said you loved them enough. And it is too late.

We can be bogged down by our busy lives and details everyday, but we need to remember who matters in our lives – so write, say it, but take the time to do it and not just today as much as you can ( without being weird!).

Sharing emotions with others can be hard.

Sharing emotions is not always easy as it makes us feel exposed and vulnerable. With people we love it should be easier but yet sometimes we feel out of place and awkward as surely they know it already. So maybe there is a gift, a card or a hug as well as words. Or maybe there are no words. But one thing for sure the more we say it the easier it gets to share love and say it… so give it a try often.

Loving ourselves and taking care of ourselves is even harder…

And yes – I will say it again – it still all start with us – you/ we need to start loving ourselves first. We are usually our biggest critic. Let’s stop this. Really!

We are all work in progress, we don’t have to have it all figured out and every step in life we take can be a challenge. But we need to take time for us as we are our biggest asset whatever our quirks and our funny ways. We need to share love with ourselves and take time to recognise the things we do, achieve on a daily basis.

so stop, celebrate and go share the love – Happy Valentine’s day