I have always thought of February as the Love Month. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not huge into expectations on Valentines Day! For me it’s just a fun holiday to celebrate love. Nothing wrong with that. Even if you hate Valentines Day, I think February is a great month to think about the people we love for our Happiness Challenge.
Let’s take last month’s gratefulness to a new level. Think about the people you are grateful for. A lot of the time we take them for granted and the sad fact of life is we could lose them at any time, and there’s no going back.
So this month I challenge you to take the time for each person you love, each person who brightens your life a little bit or a lot. For one thing, forgive them. Forgive them for taking you for granted, for not being perfect, for whatever they did to you. Let go of anger and resentment, because it’s stealing your happiness. And for the people you love, tell them. Visit them, give them a hug, do something nice. Tell them something you want them to know but didn’t want to be awkward, so you haven’t told them. None of that matters when you lose a loved one.
And think about the way you treat others, too. You don’t have to be a ray of sunshine all the time, but one nice word can really make a world of difference to someone.
Just make the effort to show some love!