So it’s Valentine’s Day and most people are looking for love and affection from someone else in their world. This day reminded me of a quote that I saw a few days ago from the Buddha.
“You yourself, as much as anybody else in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”
I see two key things in this quote. One is that “you” deserve it. The other is that you deserve “your” love and affection. I think that so many people get caught up in what they are getting from others, especially on Valentine’s day, but forget the most important person that they need to receive love from…themselves.
So don’t forget to take a minute today regardless of what flowers, chocolates, cards, hugs, and kisses you may or may not be receiving and remember to tell yourself how much you love “you” and how important you are to yourself. In the end you may realize that you are the only person that you truly “need” love from to be complete.