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For this installment of “Throwback Thursday” we’re going back to February 14 of last year.

A post entitled “Be Your Own Valentine.

Because in February it is important to remember that no matter where you are in a relationship, a holiday doesn’t define you.  It is just a day.  And a chance to remember that you are awesome.

Because GUESS WHAT!?! You are super duper and amazing. You are fabulous and wonderful.  So use the artificial holiday. The “Hallmark Holiday” as it is commonly known.  To turn the tables. To look at yourself. And to love YOU!

You are awesome and amazing. Love you, hug you, and remember, that in order to love others–you must remember to love yourself.

Love and hugs from me to you.

Here’s the original post:

Whether you are single or in a relationship, there is one thing we all must do on Valentine’s Day–BE YOUR OWN VALENTINE.

So many people find February to be stressful. I like to blame TV. Have you ever noticed how February is SWEEPS period on television? All your favorite shows have the most crazy over-the-top dramatic things happen in February.  And we, being only human, carry that drama over into the month of February. For many of us–we carry that drama to Valentine’s Day.

Guess what?

Valentine’s Day is just a day.

It does not make or break your relationship.

It does not matter if you get amazing roses, go on a vacation, get a valentine’s day card, a teddy bear, an engagement ring, whatever. Nothing about the commercialized Valentine’s Day is the tipping point of your real relationship with anybody else.

The only relationship Valentine’s Day can truly impact is the relationship you have with yourself.

Use Valentine’s Day as a reminder to love YOU.

Until you love yourself, you cannot love anybody else. And until you LOVE YOURSELF, you cannot attract others worthy of your love.

Today over on the Daily Love, Mastin Kipp says that “love is asking us to accept your worth.”

But no one can accept your worth, unless YOU FIRST THINK THAT YOU ARE WORTHY.

LOVE yourself first.
You are awesome, amazing, unique, powerful.
You are love.

Yesterday, my favorite acting teacher Josh Pais addressed self-love over on his Committed Impulse blog.

He reminded us that our minds get in the way of loving ourselves. Our minds are always quick “to perpetually remind us that we suck.”


As Josh said, “You are glorious, alive, spontaneous, and have great gifts that the world needs.”

So this Valentine’s Day, I ask that you acknowledge your own AWESOMENESS.  Love you! Admit that you are WORTHY of love. That you are a fantastic and special person. There is no one else like you, so get down with your bad self and acknowledge that YOU ROCK!!

‘Cause you do!

Let today be a super amazing day.

Lots of love to y’all!!!

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