What do you love? Notice I didn’t ask who do you love, because I’m not talking about romantic love. (And I’ll stop here to wish you a fabulous, memorable Valentine’s Day with your loving mate)
No, I’m talking about taking some time to explore what you love and how long it has been since you’ve indulged yourself in it. To quote Sarah Breathnach of Simple Abundance fame, “It takes great courage to excavate buried dreams.” And since Valentine’s Day is a day set aside for love, what a perfect time to look within and glance back at those things that you once loved, but have given up for one reason or another.
Rediscover the long-buried love you have that still calls to you from that road less traveled, or the simple love for the wonderful chocolate chip cookies you gave up on the last diet. Indulge in one of those English period movies you can’t get enough of, or take in an early breakfast at your favorite café instead of eating a piece of toast over the sink. Browse through the Italian market you’ve been meaning to visit, or savor the quiet of your local library.
Turn off the clamor of the outside world and listen carefully. What do you love? Hear your own song. Bring back some of the color to the canvas of your life. Enjoy!
With warm wishes this Valentine’s Day,
Annalisa Russo is a published author and master storyteller based in Chicago, IL. Currently writing with The Wild Rose Press, she has just released her Sixth book: All Hearts Come Home for Christmas. You can read more about it and the author at annalisarusso.com. Follow Annalisa Russo on Twitter, Facebook, and Goodreads.