Dear Sweet Friends,
I hope this note finds you in a place of rest. I know it’s not quite Valentine’s Day, but I thought I’d give you some thoughts about love and what it looks like. We’re called to love each and every day anyway, right?
I encourage you to love yourself first. Take care of yourself.
Whether you believe it or not, you’re precious. You’re enough. You’re worth everything.
I want you to know that it’s okay to breathe. It’s ok to take a nap. It’s okay to cocoon yourself in your favorite blanket and cry. It’s okay to laugh at everything. It’s okay to laugh at nothing. It’s okay to say no to things you don’t want to do. Know that your time is valuable, as is your mental health. Fill each moment with the people and things that brighten your days, that make your heart light.
If Valentine’s Day is about love, here are some good ways to be intentional:
Be present. Look into people’s eyes when they’re talking. Think about the words that exit their mouth. Don’t let your mind wander to your to-do list or to your phone. Make dinner. Fix the bed. Give a tight hug. Watch your person’s favorite movie with them. Never underestimate the power of forehead kisses. Ultimately, figure out how your favorite people receive love, and then do those things. “I love you” can be relayed in more ways than words.
“See what great love the Father has lavished upon us, that we should be called His children. And that is what we are.”
|1 John 3:1|