February is the shortest month but it always feels to me like it drags on forever. And maybe that's because with March, the promise of Spring is right around the bend, and it's usually sometime in February that I am just completely over the cold and gray of winter.
I've been feeling so good lately. The flu is gone & with the return of my health came this crazy new enthusiasm! Could be the meds finally doing their thing, or maybe I'm just taking a turn for the better.
It's not something I feel like questioning anyway... I'm just gonna go with it.
So I thought I could look at this month with different eyes. Why not, since Valentine's is one of my favorite holidays, treat myself to a month or radical self love?
Things like giving myself a pass and remembering that my grief has shifted and I'm feeling it more in my body than in my heart at the moment. That this is ok, and this is the way the process unfolds, and that I shouldn't fight it.
Like getting my hair done (today) and massages and acupuncture.
Like finally going out on a date with my husband (it's been too long).
Like giving my daughter a little extra loving because she's at an age where life is just awkward in general and the hormones are out of whack. This means extra hugs & love, fun activities to do together, or spending an afternoon in bed watching horror films (her favorite).
Like staying connected with friends.
Like continuing to say YES.
Like embracing my quirks and keeping it moving. Love up on my quirks?! Why yes, I just might.
*There is so much I could add to this list, and I will be keeping a gratitude journal of sorts here and on instagram.
Wishing you a month filled with whatever you need most.