Love What You Have

by Lyndra on February 12, 2017

Valentine’s Day isn’t always a welcomed holiday: if you’re single and you don’t want to be or you’re in a relationship that’s not bringing you joy. I like to change the focus of Valentine’s Day from celebrating romantic relationships to celebrating love in its myriad forms.

Take a moment to think about what you love; what opens your heart and brings a smile to your face? There are so many possibilities! My list includes: majestic trees, the expansive sky, a colorful sunrise or sunset, our dog Jessie’s joyful play, our cat Sam’s attention-seeking antics, a child’s laugh, anyone’s laugh, our unique houseplants, a good book or movie, a heart-touching song.

On this Valentine’s Day, I invite you to reflect on the many ways love shows up in your life. What does your list include? I’d love to hear them if you care to share!

If you’d like some help focusing on love’s many forms, here are some resources you might enjoy:

You might also like my book, How to Find Love: A Spiritual Approach, available on Amazon. While the focus is on my personal journey to finally allow in a wonderful man 15 years ago, these five powerful tools can be used to help manifest anything you long for.

Here’s to celebrating love!





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