Valentine’s Day, Unplugged

2014-10-22 06.31.14

“We have to allow ourselves to be loved by the people who really love us, the people who really matter. Too much of the time, we are blinded by our own pursuits of people to love us, people that don’t even matter, while all that time we waste and the people who do love us have to stand on the sidewalk and watch us beg in the streets! It’s time to put an end to this. It’s time for us to let ourselves be loved.”
~ C. JoyBell C.

“If you love someone but rarely make yourself available to him or her, that is not true love.”
~ Thích Nhất Hạnh


We’ve never been a couple who have traded romantic gestures for the sake of it. Flashy dinners in expensive restaurants, hothouse flowers, jewels, that’s for other people on Valentine’s Day, not for us.

But I am giving my beloved Ben a Valentine’s gift today.

I’m giving him me. For twenty-four hours he’ll be my sole focus. There will be no distractions, no visitors, no work, no blogging, no texts or emails. Instead our day will be us, together, hanging out. Talking. Laughing. Holding hands. Telling stories. Sharing a good coffee or a simple meal. Doing whatever we feel like. Doing everything or nothing. Together.

And tomorrow? A Sunday Morning sleep-in. No sneaking out of bed to meditate or to write. Just some us time.

When you have the thing you want most in the world, there’s no need for anything else.

Whether you’re on your own, or with someone you love this Valentine’s day, I hope you do something to nurture your heart and feed your dreams.

See you Monday!

Much love, Nicole xx

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5 thoughts on “Valentine’s Day, Unplugged

  1. Enjoy your true love day, Nicole & Ben. <3 <3 Beautiful stories are meant to be told and we hold yours dear knowing that you haven't always been able to choose to celebrate. 🙂

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