“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty” —Mahatma Gandhi

It’s valentines day… What does this mean?

Valentine’s Day, also called Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is an annual holiday, celebrated on February 14th. It originated as a Western Christian liturgical feast day honouring one or more early saints named Valentinus, and is recognised as a significant cultural and commercial celebration in many regions around the world, although it is not a public holiday in any country.

Lots of people feel sad or unloved on this day because they may be single, have just come out of a relationship and are feeling pain. These times are often the cause for low mood or less happy moments in life, it can actually be a fairly sad time for some.

What is love?

“Love is a variety of different feelings, states, and attitudes that range from interpersonal affection to pleasure. It can refer to an emotion of a strong attraction and personal attachment”.

Showing love to someone doesn’t have to be solely  for a partner!

Although personal attachment is part of love, it doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate the love for others without being in a relationship. We all have friends, family and neighbours who we all have a connection with. Perhaps even the simplest of eye contact and a smile across the street to acknowledge the passerby might be just enough for that one person to feel something, a little attention, some connection, some compassion.

Why not try it today… Give someone you may or may not know some love… a simple gesture, a message, pick up the phone or give your neighbour some freshly picked flowers from your garden.

Let’s make an effort to make valentines day every day, lets spread love to someone you may not always see or you may not even know… After all, its free, its simple and its positive humanity in the making.

Namaste, with lots of LOVE



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