A lot of pressure comes along with Valentine’s Day each year, am I right? Now, as someone who loves love, I truly look forward to V-Day but not necessarily because of the romantic aspect of it, really just because I view it as a celebration of all of the love in my life. I’m currently going through a divorce (a very amicable one, thankfully) so I feel a particular need to be there for my fellow single mamas.
I know a lot of people don’t like V-Day because they view it as a made up Hallmark holiday aimed at making lots of $$. And yes, I’m right there with you. I agree that with this holiday (like many others) we’ve gotten a bit too focused on buying gifts and are less focused on the message of the day. And yes, we typically do view V-Day as something only for those with a spouse or partner but I’m here to say it doesn’t have to be that way!
What if we looked at it as a day to remember how much love we have in our lives, romantic or otherwise? There would be so much less pressure! And there would be so many less people depressed because they feel like V-Day just points out they don’t have someone special. I personally think that the way we treat others defines who we are much more than romantic love anyways.
So this is me giving you permission to view things a little differently. If you’re currently single, don’t fret! You are valued, loved and are not defined by your relationship status. Maybe consider doing some acts of kindness for those in your life that you’re grateful for this V-Day. Doing something nice for someone else ALWAYS cheers me up.
Ahhh what an excellent transition I just gave myself. Let me do something for you, won’t you? If you don’t have a traditional Valentine, let ME be yours. We can be sisterly Valentines – doesn’t that sound lovely? And I’ll even send you an actual Valentine’s day card in the mail. Just fill out the form on our Hug-O-Grams page and I’ll send a special note your way. For free. For reals.
Wishing a happy Valentine’s Day to ALL of you! XOXO