Valentine's Day story from my Tar-jay run at lunch.
In the parking lot, I could hear music coming from a white Lexus SUV that was searching for a parking spot. As it got closer, I could hear Whitney's "Greatest Love of All" emanating from the vehicle. The lady driver must have been at full volume. Not your everyday car jam, right? Then I thought, "oh, I guess that's fitting. It is Valentine's Day after all."
I wouldn't call myself a Whitney fan, but will say from my childhood, I'm pretty sure I know all the lyrics to that song. The children are our future, right? Back in the day when I was a kid listening to that song I don't know that I was really paying much attention to the lyrics. It was just a fun song to sing along to. Here's the thing, as a kid these lyrics must have set in:
"Learning to love yourself. It is the greatest love of all."
Seeds planted all those years ago, that learning to love yourself business has been a big lesson in my life. I agree 100%. They say, you can't love another if you don't love yourself. And someone who doesn't love themself cannot fully love. Can't argue with that.
Happy Valentine's Day from my heart to yours.