2/5/2017 Notes to Myself: Did you ever consider the importance of each month within the context of a year? What would happen if one even just one was missing or taken away? I can take a lot for granted in the course of a year. But that tendency in me is diminishing. In February, I notice the consumer signs of love begin to appear. Hearts, the color red and advertisements for Valentine's Day. But for me it seems to be a time of quiet reflection and clearing out. A time of preparation and creating opportunities new growth. This may not always feel like the box of chocolates or the temporary sweetness those provide. But it is essential and necessary to my well being and ability to grow in Love. Love for myself and others. I'm grateful for my essential February and the 28 days I have to root out all that keeps me from the best part of myself and whats eternal.