Our time together on this planet is short.

From early on, we’re plagued with expectations set on us or by us. To do more. Be more. Give more. Be better. To prove ourselves. To have more “likes” and “followers”. To be funnier, smarter, younger, prettier, thinner, stronger. Often at the expense of one another.

It’s easy to get caught up in it all. Basing our own self worth on these things that may, or may not, truly define us.

Along the way, we may lose our way not realizing we are lost. Until one day we are old and our friends and loved ones have moved on.

On this day of love, may we see those around us with eyes and heart wide open.

May we give for the sake of someone else receiving, not just to give. And let’s try and assume best intentions first, giving people the benefit of the doubt more often.

Happy Valentine’s Day to you.

If you are lonely, and missing someone tonight, may you find comfort in knowing you are not alone in this world.

Wherever you may be in this journey called life, I hope you’ll celebrate love.