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Today is a holiday …

By Shea Adelson

It’s Valentine’s Day. It’s one of those holidays that I live like it was created by Hallmark. As I was trying to explain to my 6 year old why she goes to school on this holiday and not on, say, Martin Luther King Day, she said, “Mom, Valentine’s Day is not made up. It’s real. It’s about love. It’s about being loving … “

How could I argue with that?

IMG_0463But, still, I thought. This is a day often fraught with expectations, memories, disappointments. Sometimes it goes well, but sometimes, like New Year’s Eve, it can be more hype than heart.

It just might be that I’m grumpy, and am feeling some form of scarcity. I look at the Scarcity Card from the Tools of Sufficiency Card Deck, and see that, yes, I am indeed experiencing:


Resistance – to winter, slush, cold, snow
Comparison – to other romantic relationships: why doesn’t mine look like their’s?
Distraction – I just couldn’t get into a work flow today.

Then I pull a Sufficiency Card: Humor. Ha!

It says:

Knock, knock
Who’s there?

Happy Just Another Day of Loving Our Best.

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