Today is Valentine’s Day and I am amazed at the number of single girlfriends who are sending texts wishing me a happy Valentine’s Day. We all go through those periods of our lives when we look for that special someone to spend time with, to buy the right gift for, and to celebrate romance with. In truth, we all love, or loved, the glory of those days. Most all of us, however, also have those periods in our lives when we are not in a romantic relationship. Perhaps because we are learning to fall in love with ourselves before we venture out again or perhaps because our interests at the moment have changed to our career and taking it where we want it to go or even perhaps we simply want some time alone.
Regardless, research is showing more and more, having love in our life is a necessity if we are to be physically, emotionally, and spiritually healthy. The love of friends, the shared laughter, stories, and hopes provide a love that makes life well worth living. My wish for all of you today is that you cherish those in your life who bring you the richness you deserve as you become more and more of who you are meant to be. Happy Valentine’s Day!