It’s that time of the year again where all the couples are out and we’re celebrating love. And for some of us, it can be hard. Especially, for those people who may not have a significant other to celebrate with. But today, I really wanted to talk about letting yourself be celebrated, and somehow it corresponded with Valentine’s Day (yay me!).
I don’t know about you, but I’ve always been the kind of person who felt uncomfortable accepting things from other people; whether that be help or other forms of assistance, I’ve always preferred the role where I was the one being of help to others rather than being helped. But a situation occurred a few months ago where someone reached out to me and wanted to help me. My first response, of course, was to say no but somehow in the process of trying to say no; I just thought to myself, why not allow this person to celebrate you, and do this for you? Why do you have to say no?
Thinking back I feel like the reason why I always said no is because deep down, I always felt that if someone did something for me, I’d have to reciprocate, even though that was never my intention when I wanted to help others. But what I’ve come to realise is that even though there’s joy in giving, there’s joy in receiving also. And sometimes, it’s nice to receive from someone who loves you and genuinely wants to celebrate you.
So, I don’t know if you’ve ever felt this way but don’t be afraid of letting people celebrate you; and accept their help and show of affection to you in this way. And where possible, show your love to others and yourself. Don’t be afraid to celebrate yourself, you don’t have to wait for others to do it. Buy yourself the flowers, and spread the love around.