We all know that one special day of love. There's barely a moment in passing before we see the discounted Christmas candy become easily replaced by the very same candy molded into heart shapes dressed in red foil.
Oh the joys of Valentine's Day!! Where love seems endless and romance fills the air. Local restaurants await the flood of dinner reservations and consumers going through countless cards only to realize the perfect one cost a mere $7.99.
Why does one day cause so much pressure and anxiety? How can one day make those that are single feel so unimportant in the department of love? It's an inclusive day where children can bring valentine treats for their classroom but the single adults are segregated from those that are in a relationship with lovers.
Here are 5 tips for Singles to Survive the 24 hours known as Valentine's Day. But before I share these tips for the low price of Free.99, let's take a journey back to the origin of such holiday. According to Encyclopedia Britannica, Valentine's Day, was a holiday when lovers expressed their affection with greetings and gifts. Its origins started with the Roman festival of Lupercalia, held in mid-February. This festival celebrated the coming of spring, which included fertility rites and the pairing off of women with men by lottery. The festival was replaced with St. Valentine's Day and became a celebrated day of romance since the 14th century.I don't know about you… but being placed in a lottery for a partner does not sound too romantic.
Instead of letting the pressures of modern day social acceptance and overstimulation of the red and pink colors get you down… utilize this season of love on YOU.
Here are the 5 tips:
You do not have to be in a relationship to be worthy of LOVE!! LOVE is shown all year-round!! So, remember Valentine's Day is for Singles too. And if you haven't heard it in awhile, you can say you've heard it today: YOU ARE LOVED!
Cheers to one great big….. HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY! How will you celebrate as a single on Valentine's Day?
I know so many people that have struggled with being single on Valentine's Day! This blog post reminds us that Love starts with us loving ourselves 365 days of the year.
Thanks sooo much
Hi Lachandra! Thanks for responding to Jennifer's post. I agree with you, self-love never gets old. When you're able to love who you are Valentine's Day becomes another day for you to do just that --- LOVE yourself!