Every love story is beautiful, but lets be honest – nothing compares to the story closest to our hearts. Maybe it’s the one your mother tells you about how she met your dad when she was 15, forced him to take her to a school dance and they’ve been inseparable ever since (true story). Or maybe it’s the one your grandma tells you of her and your grandfather: they were childhood best friends turned teenage lovers, married at 18, had ten kids quick and are still going strong today. It’s beautiful, it really is. But whether or not your great aunt was a nurse in the war and fell in love with a wounded soldier or your sister met the love of her life on match.com, there is one love story most people forget – their own.
Now let me be clear, I am not talking about how you and your fiancée met and it was love at first sight. I am sure he is the most amazing guy in the entire world. I believe you, I really do. But I am talking about your own love story. You know, the one between you and yourself? It is the most important love story you will ever have, it is the only one that will keep you going strong forever and it is the most forgotten and quite possibly least cherished love of all. So do yourself a favor and when you wake up this Valentine’s Day, take a good look in the mirror and tell yourself you are loved. As the saying goes, if you don’t love yourself, how do you expect anyone else to?
That is why this Valentine’s Day I am reaching out to all my ladies, single and taken, to show a little love … to yourself. Yes, you can still carry out your romantic dinner plans and finish up your do-it-yourself valentine for the hubby, but please promise me one thing: you will treat yourself too. Because I promise, it will be the best gift of all. Whether it’s a bouquet of flowers, a nice long bubble bath or some vegan chocolate you desire (wink wink), I give you permission to go for it. Free yourself of guilt, make no judgments, and just love you for you. Because the only way to truly spread love is to first love yourself.
P.S. And come February 15, I hope you will share your own love story with me.
Smell the roses because this day its all about giving and receiving plenty of them. Someone once said “life is not rosy”.There is exception to every rule and here is a perfect example that indeed at least one day could be exactly that.
What could be more amazing then starting with LOVER’S DAYtradition on April 23rd and getting a rose from a complete stranger. Anything is possible when you live or visit New York. With such a cultural mix of different holiday observations this one will melt everyone’s heart. Because who doesn’t like roses?
The main idea of this fête is for lovers to swap extra gifts of books to celebrate love and kindness. I was very busy that day handling both to New Yorkers honoring this feast that originated in Catalonia, Spain. To my surprise I met several Spaniard tourists that embraced this celebration with open hearts and big smiles on 5th Ave.
St. George (Sant Jordi) is a patron Saint of Catalonia. He was a soldier in the Roman Army and has been most regarded for slaying a wicked dragon in the town of Silene in North Africa that kept the princess captive. As soon as dragon was killed and blood spilled a rose grew as a symbol of love and friendship. This gave a beginning to a wonderful LOVERS DAY celebration in 1926.
Natura Bisse celebrated their own Lover’s Beauty Day Event at Bergdorf Goodman store in New York. They emerged in this tradition by capturing their DIAMONDallure for all Bergdorf Blondes with their signature treatments and special offerings.
This could be one way of unexpected joy of living one big street party full of roses. And again who said that life can’t be rosy? If it was up to me I would sweeten it up even more with some organic natural delicious chocolates.
P.S. As always I would like to hear from you how would you celebrate your Lover’s Day? Share some comments, tips and suggestions with the rest of us.