Happy Valentine’s Day: Love the One You’re With

This post was updated on 12/5/17 and can be found by clicking here.




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

You’re creative

You’re inventive

You’re resourceful


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,



2 thoughts on “Happy Valentine’s Day: Love the One You’re With”

  1. Thanks, Julie!

    It’s so important to support kids’ self-esteem. It’s very easily damaged, and that damage can reverberate through their whole lives. Our culture is so quick to point how how people don’t measure up to “standards”–which are subjective and ever-changing; it’s vital to let kids know that they’re fine just the way they are. In addition, it’s important to encourage them to use their own inner morals and values–such as honesty, integrity, and compassion–because these standards are rock-solid and are the foundation of a wonderful life.

    Thanks again for sharing the post, Julie!

    Your Friend and Pep Pal,


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