I think we ought to celebrate the Civil Rights activist Rosa Parks as a Valentine’s Day Hero and I’ll tell you why. Wikipedia describes the act of heroism that Rosa Parks is commonly remembered for by stating, “On December 1, 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama, Parks refused to obey bus driver James F. Blake’s order that she give up her seat to make room for a white passenger.” *
We know who Rosa Parks is because she was willing to claim her seat and her importance. She silently said a Heroic Yes to her own worth. By claiming her importance, she offered a new level of freedom to the world. Rosa Parks once said, “I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free…so other people would be also free.” **
Rosa Park sets a vivid example of how profoundly important self-love is.
By truly loving all that you are, you free yourself from the shackles of self-doubt and self-hate.
This Valentine’s Day claim your importance and your seat in the world. Be your own Valentine first.
Then you can truly give your Valentines to others because your Valentines are full of your love.
When you say, “I love you,” that “I” is priceless. If you value the “I” that is you as priceless, the “I” that you give when declaring, “I love you” is truly worth more than mountains of diamonds and gold.
Rosa Parks’ self-love and recognition of her priceless value still blesses the world today.
Loving ourselves is truly one of the most profound gifts that we can offer to the people we love and to the world this Valentine’s Day.
Game of the Day
How are you going to claim your importance and your seat in the world today?
How will you bask in your love for yourself?
How will you offer this love to others?
Jason Freeman is a professional writer, and a one-of-a-kind public speaker. He is the founder and CEO of Heroic Yes! Productions. Jason has an MFA in Poetry from the University of Nebraska. He knows the pain of perceiving one’s life through a lens of limitation and also the thrill of moving beyond that mindset. For more information on Jason’s powerful message, or to book him to present to your organization, go to www.HeroicYesProductions.com.