Back in the ’70s there was a popular song that was sung by Steven Stills of Crosby Stills & Nash called Love the One You’re With.
People come and go in your life and you don’t always have control over that. But you always have you. You’re the one who will be there all the time, no matter what.
I heartily encourage you to love the one you’re with, the one you’re with every day, all day and all night. That’s YOU!
If you don’t already, learn to appreciate yourself. Instead of focusing on the things that you perceive as not right about yourself, focus on the things you like and appreciate about yourself. I’m sure you can come up with a list—which is what I encourage you to make for yourself.
Here are a few suggestions to jump-start you—remember that nothing is too small or too insignificant to include:
You make your bed every morning
You have a nice smile
Your laugh is infectious
You have a good sense of humor
You give good hugs
You’re good at math
You’re good at grammar
You’re a good speller
Your hair is thick and lustrous
Your hair is smooth and satiny
You like to sing
You see the beauty around you
You’re a good cook
Keep going with your list! Keep it handy and refer to it OFTEN!
Keep reminding yourself why you are soooo lucky to be you!
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Your Friend and Pep Pal,