My mom was always great at letting me know that Valentine’s Day was not just about romantic love, but also a day of honoring the love between parents and their children.
For as long as I can remember, my mom would have a sweet loving card prepared for us with one little sweet treat to accompany it. It wasn’t a day for gift giving or trinkets. It was kept simple and made to be about the heartfelt words and actions of love and appreciation both my parents expressed to each of their kids. To this day, my parents still send my husband and I Valentine’s day cards by mail – and to my children as well.
It’s easy for us to get jaded with holidays like Valentine’s Day, but when we take a moment to view it through the lens of our children we can be sparked to dig a little deeper and connect with the intention and sentiment of the day. Love is a powerful emotion and one so beautiful to sit with and ruminate in. However, for some of us we sometimes get a little uncomfortable with the “touchy feely,” and this is when we can lean in to the day that’s about getting a little more vulnerable and opening our hearts from an authentic place of connection.
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On this day that symbolizes our love and affection for those that matter most in our lives, let’s carve out some focused time to deepen our relationships from a more meaningful place of connection so we’re ultimately always strengthening it.
I leave you with this thought to ponder (and I invite you to send me your response) ….
“What is your ideal relationship with your child(ren)?”
Whatever your response, those thoughts and images you’ve just created are real, meaningful and heartfelt. Hold on to that vision of your ideal relationship with your child(ren) because that is your beacon of energy and inspiration.
What’s one thing you can implement on this Valentine’s Day that brings you closer to one another?
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