With Valentine’s day making its way to us I thought about how many abused and lonely women feel at this time of year. It reminded me of a card a coworker had given me shortly after my marriage fell apart. Actually it had been falling apart for years but the daily tortue sessions were over.She sent me a sweet card on Valentine’s day that said something about wishing me all the love I deserved and that I was never alone. She knew of the life I had lived to some degree. Even years later I remember that card, it is a reminder that we don’t have to have a significant other to be loved.
Take this time of year if you are alone, or wishing you were and send a little something to you this time of year. Sneak and buy the chocolate that only you like, buy a pretty something to wear and don’t tell anyone. Keep a little something to yourself.
Living in abuse can make it sometimes hard to keep anything to yourself. I can remember how I felt I had to share everything I had done, out of habit. Just keeping a little something to yourself can boost your esteem.
If I could give you anthing this time of year it would be this: Love yourself first, that is the truest love of all.
Be well, be safe.