Today, it rains purple.
That is me! See how happy I am! That was me at the Voices of Our Nation Arts Foundation (VONA) writers workshop and residency at the University of Miami last summer in 2015.
The potential loss of a job, the sudden change in health of a loved one, a troubled close relationship or any similar unwanted or unpleasant event looming over us often causes angst. We may feel we are headed into an Inevitable train wreck at full speed, with no certainty as to what could be around the corner. We may fear the worse of all possible outcomes.
Your dripping faucet sounds louder than a set of timpani drums. You wake up exhausted on account of the overnight low pressure weather system. You are late for work because it took you much longer to get dressed this morning. You get to work only to wish you were back home due to having to sit all day in front of your computer. You should have taken a sick day or personal day at work. You just want to go home and crawl into bed and under your bedcovers. You are in pain.
Valentine’s Day may be highly commercialized, but it is a reminder that we are just as worthy of love, understanding, forgiveness and kindness as we may feel or believe everyone else is worthy of it. We may not always feel like we deserve it, but we are worthy of goodness, happiness and well being.
You are worthy of love.