Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be for lovers. Yes, the card shops, restaurants, flower shops, jewelers flood the media with ads reminding you to remember your sweetheart, your loved one, your lover, et cetera, et cetera.
We all should stop and take stock in how we love ourselves. Yes, you read it right. We can’t love someone else, be faithful and supportive, if we aren’t loving towards ourselves. Oh, I know we all read books or watched movies where the hero or heroine are long-suffering with an unrequited love. Wake up folks! How healthy is that?
Today’s model of love should portray balanced individuals seeking other balanced individuals. We need role models of men and woman who take care of themselves emotional, physically, intellectually, and spiritually. Heroes or heroines should be seeking partners not prototypes from books, plays, movies, and all types of media. Idealistic? Probably, we are human after all.
So back to reality, we all like to be wooed every once in awhile, but we don’t have to be weak. So, if you don’t have a significant other in your life, here are a few suggestions on how to woo yourself:
- indulge in a long hot bath
- buy a small amount of very expensive chocolates for yourself
- buy a bottle of your favorite wine and share it with a friend who also will appreciate it
- splurge at the spa-pick your favorite treatment or one you never selected
By now, I bet you have a few ideas of your own. Once you have found something for your self, do something for someone else:
- visit a relative or neighbor who lives alone and bring a Valentine treat
- select a Valentine card and send it to someone who has been there for you through a tough time
- buy or make Valentine treats for the office (do this only if it will make you happy)
- send Valentine flowers to someone you think would love a bouquet from an anonymous admirer
“I acknowledge you for being a good human being. I am glad you are here.”
Be a sweetheart, give someone a smile with an act of kindness on Valentine’s Day.