February, the month synonymous with “LOVE” – except, I’ve noticed it’s become more about pressure than simply expressing the tender warm & fuzzy way we feel about one another, especially our uniquely fabulous kids – I wonder why…
I do, and it doesn’t need to be that way. After all, we all express our emotions differently. Whether it be an actual gift of some sort, an unexpected “good deed,” a kind word, something yummy or a big, gushy hug – just making the concerted effort can get the point across. But… how often do we attach ourselves to the more “grandiose” displays of affection and miss the simple but precious efforts made to convey our feelings??
Don’t fret! We all have those moments, but there’s NO need to miss anything or put pressure on yourself, your partner, spouse, significant other or more importantly, feel slighted or personally hurt if your child can’t express themselves in the traditional ways we’ve all come to expect… The love is in the effort, the progress, the commitment, the determination and the one moment that your child does something small, even trivial to others… but – in that moment, all the love and appreciation for you is expressed and you’re forever assured of the love your child holds for you.
That’s when your child truly becomes your teacher. That’s the kind of “valentine” that never gets old… it’s often in these moments that we’re taught about the word “expectation” and that it’s something we could all do without- (at least once in awhile.) It can really set us up for failure and cause us to continually compare ourselves, rather than just stand confidently where we are and move forward at our own pace… then our journey is about discovery and the finish line is whenever we want it to be. Success and fulfillment is inevitable that way…
Happy LOVE day EVERY day ! ”expect nothing and receive everything…” xoxox
“There is no greater power in the Universe than the power of Love. The feeling of love is the highest frequency you can emit. If you could wrap every thought in love, if you could love everyone and everything, you’re life would be transformed.”
-Rhonda Byrne, “The Secret”
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