February 14th Valentine’s Day. Many participate happily in time-honored traditions, such as sending red roses, chocolates, or cards. School children excitedly exchange valentine cards and little candies. Florists and jewelers are rejoicing at their sales today. Some believe Valentine’s Day is a manufactured holiday to increase retail sales and refuse to participate. One friend says, “if you do it right the rest of the year, Valentines is just another day.” These differences in celebration demonstrate that Love may be universal, but also personal and unique.
I sat down to write a very quaint, heart-felt initial blog post to welcome all of you to my new coaching practice, DYG Coaching. The harder I tried to write a serious piece the more I thought of https://youtu.be/cYIYr75xmiI Why does SNL keep popping into my mind? Some of the most loving moments of my life have been laughing with my children. I always smile when I hear Haddaway’s hit song, despite the somewhat sad lyrics, due to the memories of raucous laughter that erupted during my children’s teenage years while re-enacting this SNL skit.
Many people’s lives are filled with a multitude of heavy emotions. Maybe February 14th could be a time to enjoy a moment of lightness, set aside our burdens, define what we cherish and love. For me love is best defined by laughter; with family, friends, coworkers and sometimes even perfect strangers. If you agree that laughter can define love, give me a head bob to your left next time we meet. But give me my space on the dance floor.
What are some of your moments of love and laughter? Please comment!