Surviving Valentine's Day
Well, here it is, the day of roses, chocolate hearts and flowers.
Everywhere you look there are signs of cupid. Love is in the air and it seems everyone has
a special someone. Except you.
|You could dress in black and pace
back and forth in front of a nearby Hallmark store, carrying an anti-Valentines Day sign.
On the other hand, maybe your plans are to just pull the covers back over your head and
stay in bed until February 15th! But how much fun is that?
Don't deny yourself the opportunity to observe this holiday of love in a new and different way, it'll keep you busy and you might even enjoy it!
To begin, recognize that aloneness does not necessarily mean loneliness. Pay homage to your singleness on this particular day, by celebrating and embracing your independence! Be kind to yourself; focus on your own needs.
Make plans to do some of the things that you've been unable to find the time for lately! Maybe you have an unfinished project waiting for your attention, a hobby that you haven't been able to indulge in for awhile. Today is the day! You can enjoy a leisurely walk on the beach or window shop downtown. Give in to temptation and buy that expensive item that you've had your eye on for awhile! Make a date with a family member for lunch at your favorite restaurant or host a Valentines Day get together at home for some of your single friends. Rent a couple of comedies and cook up something delicious!
Remember that although Valentines Day has been recognized traditionally as a day for lovers, times are changing. No longer is this special day dedicated to only those with a significant other! It's a day to share your love with anyone who has touched your life and made it better by being a part of it! Show your appreciation for friends and family, by letting them know how much they really mean to you.
Here are a few ideas to help you spread the love this Valentines Day!
Valentines Day doesn't have to be painful, whether you are single by
choice, or by chance. Welcome the day as an excuse to be good to yourself (you're worth
it!) and use it as an opportunity to display your love and affection for those important
people in your life! Send your love out to someone and brighten their day and it will come
back to you in a multitude of ways all through the year!