The Spark Newsletter: Love What Matters

The Spark Newsletter: Love What Matters

Love What Matters

February is the month of love! Why not make every month a time to love what matters? Sadly, Valentine's day has become our reminder to love. Yet not everyone looks forward to Valentine's day and the associated pressures to go over-the-top for a significant other, the commercial frenzy, and even the lonliness if you are not in a loving relationship. 


This month, I am choosing to love what matters---not what commercials and society tell me I am supposed to love. When I think about the fact that my time here in this physical form on earth is limited, my perspective shifts.


What really matters to you? This is an important question for all of us to consider....After all, love comes in many shapes, forms, and colors. 


Life is Short--Make the Most of it! 


We hear stories all the time---someone gets sick and finds out they only have months to live. Suddenly their focus shifts as they make the most out of the remaining treasured moments. The bucket list movement still marches on---but how many of us really embrace our bucket lists or even feel we deserve to until it is too late?    


My goal of becoming a published writer is just one of my bucket list items. However, day-to-day, I am trying to love what matters by setting aside my infinite to-do lists and taking time to play with with my cats, watch a movie with my husband, or stop and hug a friend. After all, these things are what really matter. 

Here is one woman's story. When her doctor told her she was going to die soon, she did not accept the finality of her life. She grew and lived more---she bought a farm! Not to mention, she shows how important it is to love outside of ourselves and when we do, the rewards are plentiful. 

Take Time To Hug and Snuggle


At the most basic level, my cats Pawso and Samba remind me how much we all need each other and the power of touch and connection. They love each other so much they even sleep in a heart form! 

Embrace Your Aging Process

Aging is a difficult process. Society tells us that we are not whole if we don't stop time and change our appearance to present as though we are not aging. This hairstylist is helping women embrace their gray hairs and the outcome is empowering and fulfilling. After all, when we love what matters, we love ourselves for who we really are---wrinkles, changes, and all! 

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My name is Casey Hersch. I am a licensed clinical social worker and founder of LightYourSparkle.Life.  When I created the Light Your Sparkle community, the connections between childhood trauma and autoimmune disease inspired me. Several years later, my mission to bring awareness to these connections remains even as I expand this community to include anyone who seeks hope, perspective, companionship, and empowerment. 


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