The topic of Love encompasses many areas of our intricate lives. Love is more than loving another person; it includes loving ourselves, accepting faults, practicing gratitude and loving through difficult situations, among many other things. Did you celebrate Mother’s Day or Father’s Day recently? Like we do on that special holiday, it’s important to express gratitude for our mothers, fathers and parental figures in our lives, every day! Even if you weren’t close to your mom or dad, chances are there was some adult whose opinion of you mattered. Why do we often wait to only once a year to tell someone how much they are appreciated or how much they’ve helped us? Try some spontaneous kindness and see how it makes the recipient feel, and pay attention to the wonderful feelings that you’ll also participate in. Think of gratitude and kindness as like any other skill that you want to master in life – it just takes practice! While you’re spreading some thoughtfulness to others, don’t forget about you! We can be our own worse critics, but there’s a lot we do really well. Determine each day to get to know yourself a little better and get to know what’s true for you – and have fun doing it! Remember my question from the beginning of Seven Steps to Inner Power? Asking this and seeking the answer is absolutely essential if you wish to express your fullest potential in life. Loving yourself is an important part of the answer.