It’s a shame that this wonderful holiday celebrating love, leads so many men and women into a stage of sadness and depression, stemming from many not having a partner in which to share romantic love. This day of love, Valentine’s Day, is not just for love shared between couples. It’s for LOVE, in all its meanings, especially two as defined in Webster’s dictionary, 1) a profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person.
2) a feeling of warm personal attachment or deep affection, as for a parent, child, or friend.
Valentine’s Day is not a day to fret over not having a boyfriend or girlfriend, or husband or wife, but to be grateful for those you do have in your life, whom you love and appreciate. As well as those throughout your life who have shown love, support, and appreciation for you. Reach out on this day and show some of these individuals love, in return, you will be left with such warmth in your heart, you won’t be able to stay “down in the dumps” or in a depressed state.
Also, it’s a chance to step back and take a day or two and show some extra love to oneself. Take a few hours or the entire day off work, play a round of golf, get a manicure/pedicure, visit the spa, pick up/cook your favorite meal, sip on your favorite wine/beverage or watch your favorite game/sport on television all while turning off the phone and computer, buy yourself something you like, etc. Being able to celebrate loving ourselves and taking time to do for ourselves is necessary before we can even think we are ready to give love to someone else. We must have an abundance of love in us, in order to give love to others, especially our significant other. We can’t live in a constant state of doom and dread when it comes to love and special occasions that celebrate love, and then think we’ll be able to flip the switch and then shower a partner with love and affection when they show up in our lives. Once we can love, appreciate and celebrate ourselves, our ability to do that for someone special will be as easy as saying our ABCs, and ultimately, it will be the best blessing God can bestow upon us, if that is the plan he has for our lives.