February 14, 2019

So, Valentines Day huh?

Whatcha know about that?

We can go with the lovey dovey Anonymous Expression of your fond feelings towards someone, or the fact that some weird stuff went on and CERTAIN people wanted to twist it, make it their own, and then sell it back to ya. Any way you slice it, Love should be a good thing.

This would be a great place to go on a tangent about how we should celebrate Love every day that we’re alive and on this side of the grass, but I won’t. I’ll say this instead: I once had a mentor explain to me the value of bringing love to all situations. He taught me that no matter what the question is, love is the answer.

My mind automatically began to search every nook and cranny of my hurt neural pathways to prove him wrong. Yeah, he was on point. It turns out that because I did not have such an awesome set of tools to assist me in loving and being loved, I automatically wanted to control all of it. I wanted to limit what kind and how much went in either direction. I’m slowly growing out of those fears.

Happy Thursday. Love each other well.

Nino Gabaldon

About the Author

Nino Gabaldon

Because of his own desire to grow, Nino has been a creative educator for over twenty years. His past experiences have allowed him to work with people of all ages, ethnicities, and socioeconomic backgrounds in different capacities. Teaching creative writing and acting to incarcerated youth and adults, was by far his favorite. With a strong background in the visual arts, his creative spirit continues to assist in the endeavors of Privilege Creative, Sober Directory, and New Now Village (A Sober Tiny House Community). He and his beautiful wife Victoria, share a common purpose of walking with others on their Recovery Journeys. Being blessed with an attitude of gratitude for what was so freely given to him, he feels truly called to give back, by loving and serving others. From helping others to meet their basic needs, to discovering and pursuing their passions, Nino and Victoria’s mission is to Love others through.