When I arrived home candles were lit, a champagne flute was waiting and he had made a very simple dish of smoked salmon with toast cut into hearts. I was excited, not by the fancy food, just the toast in all its simplicity meant more to me than anything else.
Fast forward to the end of the relationship and this is the only Valentine's Day I can remember. We had 16 and this is the only one that sticks in my mind.
For me love is not just one day it is every day and everywhere and it needs to start with you.
Take a moment to consider what love means to you and what it means to love you.
What if we make today your Valentine's Day? Maybe today is the day that you write a love letter to yourself?
Who is that wonderful person who stares back at you whilst you are brushing your teeth? When did you last write and tell yourself of all of the many brilliant things that you have achieved, the fabulous qualities you have?
What better time than right now to write yourself a love letter? Get it down on paper in your best hand writing, put it in an envelope, sprinkle it with perfume, seal and send it to yourself.
So here are some ideas to get you started:
•When did you first meet? Yes I know that sounds odd but some of us take a bit of time discovering who we are and what we want.
When was the first time you realised you were in love with you?
• How did you overcome your challenges?
• What are your best qualities?
• What do you value most about yourself?
• What are you grateful for?
• This time next year what will life be like?
Don’t forget to seal it with a loving kiss and say I love you.