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From Chinese New Year to Valentine’s Day: A Journey of Love and Tradition

Happy Valentine’s Day from CPR!

Valentine’s Day, celebrated on February 14th, holds a special place in the heart of many, including myself. Fond memories flood back of dressing my children in red and sending them off to school with cards for each classmate in hand. The vibrant energy, adorned decorations, and the ethos of spreading love resonate deeply with me. Transitioning seamlessly from the joyous festivities of Chinese New Year to Valentine’s Day has always been a delight!

For my fellow Conscious Parents in the US or EU, you may not be aware that the final day of the Chinese Lunar New Year mirrors the spirit of Valentine’s Day in many ways. In Hong Kong, where I’ve lived as an expat for over 30 years, young women stroll through neighborhoods, admiring the array of decorative lanterns, hoping to find a sweetheart amidst the post-New Year celebrations. The cherished traditions of this holiday continue to hold a special place in my heart.

Valentine’s Day presents an opportunity for families to forge their own traditions and to practice the art of meeting one another with love. During this season, I often find myself reflecting on the timeless message conveyed by Marshall Rosenberg’s rendition of “See Me Beautiful.” His heartfelt plea for love despite imperfections resonates deeply with the parenting journey we embark upon. Let us celebrate not only the unconditional love shared with our significant others but also the love extended to our children, families, and communities.

See me beautiful, look for the best in me
That’s what I really am and all I want to be
It may take some time
It may be hard to find
But see me beautiful
See me beautiful, each and every day

As we celebrate Valentine’s Day, it’s also a time to exchange heartfelt valentine’s day gifts and share tender valentine’s day messages with our loved ones, further strengthening the bonds of affection and appreciation.

May these holidays serve as a reminder to embrace new beginnings and to recognize the beauty within each individual.

From the depths of my heart, wherever you may be in the world: Happy Valentine’s Day!

Love and Blessings,

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