For anyone who has managed to bypass the constant bombardment of love heart- themed everything- this month is Valentine’s Day. On this day, scorned by singletons are loved up couples everywhere.!
Valentine’s Day is a ment to be a celebration of love and it is an opportunity for us to truly reconnect with the real meaning of this day. It is about LOVE, sharing and giving.
Love is the most amazing thing in our lives. It is what makes us human, what makes life worth living. Nothing else truly matters. The size of our homes, bank balances, the beauty of our partner, the speed of our car – all those things pale into insignificance when we face the splendour of what it is that makes us tick.
“Love does not make the world go around – it simply makes the ride worthwhile”.
One thing I think we need to do though is avoid the commercialism of Valentine’s Day
It is amusing to see so many people rushing around to prove their true love for that “special” person in their life. But what happens when the roses have died and the chocolates have all been gobbled up?
The commercialism has gone so far that people are made to feel inadequate if they are on their own on Valentine’s Day.
Once you are in a fulfilling, loving and happy relationship, you can celebrate every day as Valentine’s Day without the commercial hype of course!
Get Ready for the Special One...
Finding “the one” seems to take up so much of our energy – and yet just how well do we prepare ourselves?
One of the keys is to let go of the past and heal yourself – literally mend a broken heart.
Of course you will not meet someone by staying at home. So you must get yourself out there, which could be a challenge if you are shy or introverted. The last thing you would want is to feel lonely or isolated. Just know that there are other people at a similar life stage as you who would be delighted to connect with you.
Enjoy the single life if that’s what you have..!
Not expecting that valentines gift that it seems everyone around you is getting..? Then get the girls together or the guys and have a night out, enjoy good company, have a laugh and realise that not having a Valentines day date is really not a big deal, surround yourself with people who make you laugh and lift you up. Keep that glass half full despite this expectation that is placed on this day.
Showing you love someone should not be placed on one day of the year, its the little things that we do on a daily basis that show others our true colours and feelings of love.
Examples – If my husband makes the bed, gets clothes actually in the washing basket and not on the floor next to it or doesn't leave his gumboots directly at the door for me to trip over...!! that ladies is enough for my heart to sing haha. We all have little things that happen on a daily basis that can make us smile and glow, so remember those little things and realise that actually love is all around throughout the year and not just on February 14th..!!
And also remember, it shouldn't take one day a year to treat someone you love or even treat yourself, so book that facial or massage and enjoy it, don't feel guilty for having you time, because lets be honest, you must learn to love yourself before you can love others.