As Valentine’s Day was upon us about a week ago, I now hear many sighs of relief that it’s over, from both genders… I guess I was expecting the majority of sighs to come from men, regardless of their sexuality. But why are there any sighs of relief anyway?
I think the bottom line is if you have a significant other to give to and receive from on February 14th, you are a happy camper. If, however, you are an individual who, at present, is not part of a give and receive scenario, you may want to bash in the heads of the happy campers. Jealousy will make people do crazy things, trust me.
Listening to them gush about a romantic evening planned, watching flowers being delivered at work, a new piece of jewelry being shoved in your face, all of which you are supposed to have an “awhhh” reaction to.
I’m a born romantic. Most writers are. I know it sounds corny, but love can do amazing things. It makes you feel powerful, stronger, invincible and it’s the best confidence booster in existence.
So if you are an individual making internal, green sour faces at the folks who are receiving pledges of love from another on Valentine’s Day, but in your heart wish to be one of the givers and receivers, start working on it now.
How do we do that? Find a couple who’s relationship you admire, and ask if you may pick their brain. Where did they meet, were they friends before they started dating, how do they keep their relationship from getting stagnant, how do they deal with disagreements or anything else you’re wondering.
Begin creating your perfect mate in your mind… the inside and out. Close your eyes for a few brief moments throughout the day and picture that perfect person, made just for you. Use detail, lots and lots of detail.
Remind yourself you deserve a person who will treat you with love and respect. The Universe works in strange ways. The more you put out there what you desire, the harder the Universe is going to work to accommodate you. And if you make this part of your daily routine and truly own what you wish for, The Prince Charming made just for you will seemingly appear, as if out of nowhere. No joke.
Here are some of my favorite quotes from celebrities and entertainers on how they feel about love. Enjoy, and all love quotes go very well with a bit of chocolate and brandy.
- Jennifer Lopez – “Love to me is someone telling me, ‘I want to be with you for the rest of my life, and if you needed me to I’d jump out of a plane for you.’”
- Madonna – “To be brave is to love someone unconditionally, without expecting anything in return, to just give. That takes courage; because we don’t want to fall on our faces or leave ourselves open to hurt.”
- Beyoncé Knowles – There’s definitely a dangerous feeling when you’re in love… it’s giving your heart to someone else and knowing that they have control over your feelings. I know for me, who always tries to be so tough, that’s the dangerous thing.”
4. Justin Timberlake – “Every relationship I’ve been in, I’ve overwhelmed the girl. They just can’t handle all the love.”
- Jennifer Aniston – “The greater your capacity to love, the greater your capacity to feel the pain.”
- Tom Hanks – “There’s no substitute for a great love who says, ‘No matter what’s wrong with you, you’re welcome at this table.’”
- Jane Fonda – “The vulnerability of opening your heart fully and deeply to another is terrifying, but at a point in my fifties, I realized that I had to step up to the plate.”
- Woody Allen – “The heart wants what it wants. There’s no logic to these things. You meet someone and you fall in love and that’s that.”
- Britney Spears – “When you’re comfortable with someone you love, the silence is the best.”
- John Lennon – “Everything is clearer when you’re in love.”
As always, would love to know your favorite! Thanks so much for reading, and my sincerest wishes of love and happiness to you always.