I’ve been thinking a lot about compassion recently. In the words of Anneli Rufus, “If we can have compassion for ourselves, then we are inviting ourselves to have compassion for others.”
With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, the holiday splits us in two; for the heartbroken, the day is sour and depressing, for the committed…well, now’s your chance to prove your unfaltering love to the world (and you better look happy!). This year — especially this year — I want to switch it up a little bit. I’ll be practicing the holiday in the context of compassion, rather than romantic love. Towards myself first (that’s where it starts, after all), then to friends and family and loved ones around me.
While I understand compassion goes beyond material goods, I think it’s fair game to consider *treating yourself* as an act of compassion. Am I right? So, Favor Jewelry has partnered with me to offer one lucky reader the Comet Earrings, which catch the light in the prettiest way.
I have a pair myself, and I love how they shimmer in candle light and dance when you move. They’re lightweight but still make a statement.
Enter to win by commenting below, and if you’d like, share your thoughts on Valentine’s Day. You can be honest! The winner will be randomly chosen on Wednesday, by 5pm EST. Favor Jewelry is also offering 10% off for all 3 Chairs readers for the month of February with code Compassion. How gorgeous is that necklace, below? I’ve been a fan of Monika’s work for a few years now. Thank you, Favor Jewelry!
P.S. A compassion exercise for beginners: stand in front of a mirror and observe your face. Take a deep breath, then bring the attention that a grandmother would bring to the face of a beloved grandchild.
Take care of yourselves. XOXO.
UPDATE: A winner has been chosen. Thank you for your entries!