Want to Really Spice up Your Valentine’s Day?

Worth Living Ambassador Lisa Anderson

My name is Lisa. Formerly a successful marketing manager for Fortune 50 corporations, I am now passionately dedicated to advocating for mental health awareness, chronic pain education, and suicide prevention

Sure, you could do flowers, candy, dinner – maybe even a little champagne and Victoria’s Secret. All great. But, if you really want to get romantic, try this out on the object of your desire.

Be fully and authentically present with them. It means I see you. I hear you.

At the end of the day, that’s what we all want. To be acknowledged. It’s an affirmation that we are here and that we matter.

The greatest gift that you can give is you. Your undivided attention. Eye contact. Active listening. Put the phone away. Forget your to-do list or the score of the game. You are 100% there, fully engaged.

Yep, that’s it. Mindful LOVING. It’s quite simple really, yet profound.

Today, the world is almost completely at odds with this behavior. Think back to the last time you were at a restaurant. How many people were mesmerized by their phone instead of their dining partner?  Is “quality time” spent in front of the TV? Even walking down the street, our focus is rarely on those around us. How many people do we look at each day without really seeing them?

Now, what if you expanded your intentional focus beyond your sweetheart? Perhaps a neighbor, a co-worker, or a perfect stranger? It may be a brief interaction at the market or the time that you spend at the family dinner table.

Teachers, parents, grandparents – consider your interaction with the children in your lives. With so many distractions, our minds are divided at best. Are we raising a mindful  generation? When our children mirror our actions, which they inevitably do, what does it look like?

Fewer than 24 hours left until valentines are exchanged and adoration is passionately expressed. In the spirit of devotion, extend yourself. YOU are a beautiful gift. Immerse yourself in the present moment with your beloved. Try it and see if that doesn’t melt your lover’s heart.

I see you. I hear you. You are worthy. Spread the love.

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