hmmm. Not happy that V-Day is around the corner. Mr. Ex and I used to treat it as a pretty special day. We’d exchange cards, sometimes I got a special piece of jewelry, we would always go out for dinner or a show.
And this year, it’s Saturday, to boot. Y’know – date night.
The good news is that I’m going on an adult retreat with one of my daughters – nothing better than spending it doing something completely different than before. Unfortunately I’m the only single person going – I mean there will be people there without their spouses, but nobody else is single. Oh well; it will be a chance to spend some quality time with the kid, and maybe get something spiritual out of it all.
The other thing I’m going to do is write me a letter. A love letter. Seriously. You know the old saying that you need to love yourself before others will love you (or something like that). Here I am, coming off a long, long relationship where I thought I loved another person – and I thought he loved me. To be honest, losing that love has shaken my whole concept of love; what it really is, how you get it and how you give it.
It’s also made me wonder who I am, what I really like about myself and what I bring to the table.
So I figure the best place to start is with a love letter.
What would you put in a love letter to yourself? What kinds of thing would you want it to say?