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Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

Today is Valentine's Day and I wish everybody a wonderful day. What does this day mean? According to Wikipedia it is the annual day celebrating love and affection between intimate companions. The day is named after the early Christian martyr Saint Valentine.

When I grew up in Switzerland in the 60s and 70s, we did not have Valentine's Day. But I was aware of it because they had it in England. In today's world the Swiss have it now also. This got me thinking. Wikipedia explains this day as the day celebrating love and affection between intimate companions. We naturally think of our loved ones, but what about our love to ourselves? How can we love somebody else, if you don't already love and cherish ourselves? You can only give to another what you already have in yourself to give.

Then there is this one special day thing. Why can't we do this everyday? Why does it have to be limited to just one day? As I see days meld into each other, I just don't see the differentiation between the days. I say the days more like pearls in a necklace, all the pearls together make up the necklace. A necklace with just one pearl is ok, but just not something special.

Think about and decide to live your day like it is one super special loving day for everybody you meet and everything you do. Can you imagine the ramifications if everybody would live this way? We could change the world with being loving.