I write this blog as that special day approaches, the one that comes after the New Year celebration. Have you guessed it? Yes, it is Saint Valentine’s Day. A day where lovers exchange gifts which can be in the form of poetry, flowers, chocolates, short-holiday breaks and romantic meals. I personally like “poetry” – being the romantic that I am – after all I created “Soppy Sunday”.
For others they may dread this day. These are the ones who may not be in a relationship or, thinking about staying in a relationship just to receive a gift. I have known a person who was guilty of the latter. No, it was not me – not to sound like that Shaggy song.
In some countries Valentines Day is treated as a friendship day, one that I do not mind celebrating. After all, should we not be loving and friendly all-year round; instead of the one day?
So what inspired this article? Love of course. How some people feel that they are incomplete unless they have a loved one, a companion? I thought, although I would not normally like to admit this: how about also jumping on this Valentine’s “love” bandwagon.
Let’s pause here, I am on this love bandwagon already since I am currently writing my first book: “The Love Series, Clueless in Love?”
In recent weeks, I’ve witnessed this built up of marketing for Valentines Day. In the form of the shops displaying hearts, to special radio show interviews with experts giving advice on how to find a date in time for the day. Okay, I agree that it is good to take advantage of “face timing” staying on trend with what is current. But I thought how about turning the subject around, focusing on being happy and being in love with guess who, you.
I often have discussions with people who are in relationships, not in relationships, wanting to get over a relationship and wanting to get into a new relationship. One common thread that often appears is how they “dislike” or “fear” the idea of being alone. They may not say this direct to me, but I sense this in the conversation when asking them certain “quality” questions. I said the F-word, one which the happiness coach – the lovely Gabrielle Bernstein – refers to as: False Evidence Appearing Real, in her latest book May Cause Miracles.
Would it not be interesting to “explore” other themes around the “psyche” of love? Talk about why it is great to love me, myself and I? Get ready to receive love? I have some exciting news. This month will be a SophiaWorld first, the premier of my LIVE, Clueless in Love, online love workshop. Yes, I will be exploring these themes sending out the “let’s be happy”, be in “love” vibe. If you would like to attend this online workshop please click on the link and I look forward to meeting you there.
The 5 part weekly “the love series” workshop starts Sunday, 24th February. 5% of the ticket sale will be donated to the Love Brigade charity. This is a charity that specialises in providing support and love to homeless people.