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February 14, 2020

My Valentine is Dying.

Today is the 14th of February, and I’m seeking a valentine to love, respect, and nourish, one who will absorb all I can give and want to give.

Yesterday was the 13th of February, and I came across an article stating that January of 2020 was the warmest January ever recorded on the globe. This made me sad and scared for all of us, especially my sons and all the children of the world.

So it was an easy decision to forgo a human this year and choose the Earth as my valentine. And it’s not just because I don’t have a human valentine. Or maybe it is, and that’s okay. In fact, it’s more than okay, because I can pour all my efforts and energy into the Earth and show it how special and important it is. Honestly, isn’t that what Valentine’s Day is really all about? And perhaps others will adopt the Earth as their valentine this year and every year to come, all across the globe.

A valentine is meant to the most special thing to us, and, at this time, I can’t imagine anything more dear than this beautiful and diverse place we all live on. It’s time to stop taking advantage of it and time to start caring for it in that special way we would care for our beloved.

So instead of buying flowers and eating chocolates and finding a restaurant to go and spend money in, I will spend the day brainstorming about how to protect this precious commodity we have been given to enjoy and love, and I gently suggest everyone think about doing the same. And if you happen to have a human valentine, encourage them to celebrate the Earth as their valentine as well.

Just imagine all the good that can and will happen if we do so collectively and globally.

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