All over the world, people identify with February 14th as Valentine’s Day is celebrated. I am not going to go into the story of how Valentine’s Day came to be, that you can Google. I want to talk about ‘you’. Yes, you, reading this now. How are you? And how are you faring?

When it comes to celebrating Valentine, I have come to recognise that celebrating Valentine’s Day is not the only way to know that you are loved and valued. Sometimes, your Special person may forget to say, ‘I love you’, (that’s assuming there is one) or even act in a way that will make you doubt his or her commitment to you. Sometimes, it is all the other issues that take your attention and leaves you drained! I want to encourage you to not feel bad or disappointed in any one who does not meet your expectation of what today means to you.

Learn to celebrate yourself. We often forget our needs and crave ways to reach out to others while we are dying for attention. If you love Yourself, you will attract the right kind of love from others.
Love yourself. I know there are so many things you would like to see improve about your life, but please love yourself. Take yourself out on a trip. Reward yourself with a good book or anything you like and can afford.

I have three ideas on how you can deliberately love yourself:

1)    Speak the right words. Self-talk has a therapeutic effect if it is centered on positive words and thoughts. Everything in life speaks! It is your perspective and state of mind that determines what you take in as counsel from what you observe from life. Life Speaks. It speaks in all that unfolds around us daily. Speak kind words to yourself. Listen to soul lifting music and write kind words about yourself

2)    Build your life around right values. What are your values? Life is a trade of values. It is either you are building on your values by investing in the growth process that enhances your life or you are emulating other peoples’ values. Be sure what your values are. Values guide our lives. Integrity is a good value, a good character is priceless, and sincerity endears us to others. Do a list of your values and see where you need to improve.

3)    Invest in yourself. When was the last time you went to a workshop, read a book, or saw a movie that helped shape your perspective in the right direction?  Even though there are a lot of online courses and free and paid events that can contribute positively to your life, you still need to make up your mind to invest in yourself.

The summery of what I am saying today, is;

Love yourself. No one apart from Jesus has the capacity to love you the way you desire. Why? Man naturally seeks his own good. It is called self-preservation. This is what leads to Selfishness or self-centeredness.

So, would you promise me that you would love yourself and put the right value on yourself?

Happy Valentine’s Day. I wish I can say I love you more than myself, but it would be a lie. Only Jesus loves that way. Do you know Him? Read John 15:13 (NIV)

My name is Precious, I was Bipolar and I live a full life.

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