Valentine’s Day has different meanings for different individuals. Some individuals even use the day as a measure of their merit. As in – I have a partner so I am worthy. You are worthy if you have a partner or not. You are unique and important and loved. In my favorite musical of all time -“Into the Woods”- there is a whole theme of how no one is alone. Think about all the connections in your life and celebrate them.

Then take some time and celebrate yourself. Love and cherish you. Accept that you are not perfect and that many days will be a struggle but that it is ok. Take a little time for yourself. Remind yourself that if you have given all your energy, time and emotions to everyone else you will drain yourself and eventually not have anything left to give anyone.

Happy Valentine’s Day!