Tra-la, It’s May!
By Donna Sergott, R.Sc.P.
I’ve been singing and thinking about that beautiful song from Camelot. It’s May!
May is a time for new life, new love and going, “blissfully astray.” Listen to the song. Do you remember the last time you began to fall in love with someone? You thought everything about them was wonderful and exciting. You couldn’t wait to see them or be alone with them. They might have been the biggest slob in the world, wiping spaghetti all over the front of themselves at your favorite restaurant. However, at the time, you thought it was the cutest thing you had ever seen.
Oh, that first blush of love! You couldn’t wait to be with them. You loved all of the feelings they evoked in you.
News flash! They did nothing! All of those wonderful feelings came from a place deep within you. No one does anything to or for you that you don’t do for yourself. We are all born with a great capacity for all kinds of love. However the one person we rarely lavish any of those wonderful feelings on is ourselves.
As I sang, “It’s May, it’s May,” I began to ponder that. I looked at myself in the mirror. My hair was a mess. I had dirt smudges all over my face from the garden and was wearing the ugliest outfit I own. I said to my reflection, “You are the cutest thing I’ve ever seen.”
Up popped the most wonderful feeling from deep in my soul.
It occurred to me that it is possible to start falling in love, truly, deeply, madly in love with yourself. It had begun already. I’m not advocating narcissism. You can still love and help all humanity by falling in love with yourself. Look at yourself in the mirror. Just stand there for a while and put aside all judgment. You can ask Spirit for help if nothing comes up right away. It won’t take long for a little excitement to bubble up. Tell yourself about something wonderful about who you see. Allow yourself those lovely new feelings of first love.
It’s wonderful! It’s May!