Friday, February 14, 2020

At the core -- love rules

Stand Back for the Pie
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 24 inches
Barbara Muir © 2013
Happy Valentine's Day.  It was a super day.
I got to talk to some of the people who've made
a difference in my life, and to tell them how
grateful I was.  Plus I went out to dinner with
my sweetheart.

One of the people I talked to was a former boss
who got me to teach a school success course
that was actually Positive Pscyh.  Under his
guidance we did a brave thing. Brave in an
environment terrified of emotion.  Looking at our
student group, who were mostly late teens up to the
thirties, we correctly deduced that the main thing
everyone wanted was love.

And add to that success.  And the main blocker?
Not loving the self.  Now it's almost mainstream
to teach students to love themselves -- to start there,
but at the time it was not.  And guess what?  It
really worked! Marks shot up dramatically,
students started getting along with their parents,
and taking care of themselves -- getting out
of bad relationships, getting help when they
needed it.  It was brilliant.

So today on the day of love, in the month of love
I encourage you.  Please be kind and loving to
yourself first.  Quit reading this, go and do something
you love.  Pick the five kindest people in your life and
spend time with them in the next few weeks.  You are
at the core of the entire life you live.  So love you, and
you will end up loving your life and others.

Yes.  That was a bit like a lecture.  Now back to
painting.  Oh and let yourself have some pie if you
feel like it today.  Celebrate.

Have a loving your life day.

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