Some ideas for new ways of loving each other up on Valentine’s day to inspire people to gather, share and create love. You can post this and share it if you like the idea. What a gift, to create more love for all, especially now.
Valentine’s Day is for Everyone…it is a day of love. Let’s create the love we all desire in the world, in the way we truly want to give and receive. Let’s move beyond red roses and chocolate and choose real love, create real love…this changes the world for all of us. Everyday.
What do you really desire if you could ask for one act of love or a way to receive love on this day. Would it really be red roses? Maybe you love tulips, or would prefer to go for a walk at the beach, or a gift certificate for an experience you've been wanting to try out...trapeze? ukulele? quilting supplies? a babysitter so you can spend a day napping on the grass?
Turn off the lights, light some candles and give each foot rubs, talk about your dreams. You can do this with yours kids too. Slow down and enjoy one another.
In your workplace, family, neighborhood, schools, women's circle, basketball team, family, yoga class...
Connect with a domestic shelter, a homeless shelter and shower these people with love. What do they have on their wish list? Maybe gift cards for things the shelters need to offer more beauty, more comfort to the people who live there. Or perhaps you have those things in your home and aren't using them?
Go through your closets and donate clothes, shoes, scarves, jewelery, jackets, toiletries (how many of us have copious amounts of soaps and lotions?).
Maybe you make some handmade Valentine's with your kids, your co-workers, your basketball team..and deliver it to a hospice, a hospital, a senior citizen center, a veterans organization. Cards, a hug, a laugh, playing a game with them, sharing stories, listening, holding their hand. Spend time with people enjoying one another.
Instead of buying things, use that incredible imagination of yours and see what comes up. for yourself, for your partner, your kids, anyone you want to share love with.
Use the red rose money to gift to your favorite cause/charity.
Take some time this weekend to think of people who have brought love into your life. Write them a note, an email and let them know how much their love has meant to you. Imagine receiving a letter like this, what a gift to give.
Love to bake? Make some high quality cacao balls (think no white sugar/white flour). Google and pinterest are your friends here. Hand them out on the bus, at work, at school...spread the heart healing medicine of cacao and things made with love. It matters and your body will love you for it too.
Really use this day of love to create more in the world and to start thinking about creating it more and more everyday. There are infinite possibilities and what an exciting thing to spend time creating.
Big love to you all as you add your own magic to this, to love and make our world a kinder, more generous, loving place to be.