Be Mine Valentine?

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Happy Valentine's Day everyone! Today is the day we are supposed to express love and, ideally, receive love. So how's that going for you? 

Being a romantic, I have always loved Valentine's Day, or at least the idea of it. I have had my fair share of disappointing holidays and I am sure I am not alone. I remember in high school sending many roses and cards to boys I had crushes on without even getting a nod.

So instead of looking without for someone to love or to love me, the thought I had today was to be my own Valentine. And if you were to be your own Valentine, what would that mean to you?

For me, it would mean pampering myself. Maybe taking the time to have a candle lit bath or getting a facial. I would definitely visit my friend Gina's chocolate shop ( to buy myself something totally decadent. Perhaps I would go shopping for something really pretty and cheerful and I would certainly get some take out and a movie I've been hankering to see and enjoy a quiet evening relaxing. 

And even if you are lucky enough to have a sweetheart, someone with whom to spend your holiday, still make it a point to treat yourself too. What is one nice thing you could do for yourself, in honor of you today? Maybe it's buying your favorite coffee drink that costs a few dollars more.   Or going for a walk through the botanical garden at lunchtime. What special message can you give yourself today that will allow you to feel honored, special and loved by YOU?

Let me know what you come up with, I'm all ears.