Every year, for the three weeks between our birthdays, this guy has the nerve to call me a cougar. Well you can’t call me that now, can you?! I always tell him, our birthdays are bound by the same Billboard #1 song: Livin’ on a Prayer by Bon Jovi. So really, I can’t be considered a cougar since we still have the same song. Right?
This occasion should be about an all-encompassing kind love, not just the romantic love. It should be about parental love, sibling love, friendly love, and most importantly, self-love. After all, this is why the saying “Before you can love others, you have to love yourself first” is so important. And sometimes, self-love is also the hardest thing to do. We tend to be so absorbed in making others happy that we fail to look after ourselves. Our tendency is to share ourselves to everyone that we forget to tune in and listen to our own needs.