|Valentine's Day provides an opportunity to celebrate romantic love, surely, but whether we are romantically involved with someone or not, we shouldn't lose sight of the fact that the holiday is an opportunity to celebrate all forms of love-including self-appreciation and self-acceptance. It is important to love and take care of ourselves, for if we do not nurture ourselves, we cannot fully offer our best self to anyone else.
Today, acquire a pink rose and place it in a vase on your altar. Pink roses are often associated with appreciation and gratitude. On a piece of paper, write down five things you are proud of and admire about yourself. Phrase each one in the second person("You are ..."). Stand before your altar, look into a small mirror, and recite the list to yourself. Then place the list in front of the rose in the vase. Whenever you are feeling down on yourself, review this list.