A New Rule for Valentines / by Hassan Reda

Well here it is. Either the most exciting day of the year for you or the most dreadful. Today is the day of the big four letter word L.O.V.E. What does love even mean these days? I believe it can mean a multitude of things to different people, but that theory can be applied to anything, really.

Let me tell you what love means to me. Love to me is care, commitment & unconditional. It can be found through various things or people, preferably people. When I say things I mean hobbies, things that get your excitement fuel going, to me that is skiing. A hobby I love to do, a hobby that brings as much joy and love into my life as I've invested in it.

I find that finding love through people can be a bit of a self destructive method. My reasoning behind this is that people add new and beautiful aspects to your life; which some of you've waited a long time to "get" or "find". But at one point or another you might lose that person and sometimes you might lose all that you've gained with them as well.

This year for Valentines I have a new rule for myself and it is to find what I'm looking for in others but instead in myself; this way no one has the power to take it away from me, except me, I like that kind of power. The power of of self fulfillment and empowerment.

The idea is instead of constantly chasing love, a love with excitement or thrill. Change your view, love yourself, become the excitement you seek and the thrill you urge for.

I'm not saying love no one, but be sure they're worthy and reciprocate the amount of love and effort that you're investing as well. It's a two way road.

I hope all of you are filled with love today, remember love comes in many forms, don't be so blind, eh.

LOVE YO SELF.

LOVE YO SELF.

Final thoughts from the Queen.

PREACH. 

PREACH.