Look, I’m a romantic at heart, but this Valentine’s Day stuff has gotten way too carried away for my taste.
Maybe I’m jaded, but it seems this holiday leaves a whole lot of hearts hurting.
It could be the one who you spent your life loving is no longer in the picture.
Or, maybe your heart yearns for someone who your mind knows it shouldn’t.
Or, as crazy as this sounds to others, your life is just fine in the single lane, despite outside pressure to pair up. But people keep reminding you that you can’t really be happy all alone.
Well, that’s a matter of preference, I suppose, but as long as Mr. or Mrs. Right isn’t in your picture, you probably don’t want to be surrounded by hearts and flowers and oversized teddy bears.
I hate to say it, but that’s too bad at this point, because there’s no way to hide from this holiday anymore.
Everywhere you turn, love is in the air, or in your face.
Or maybe not love, but the Valentine’s Day over-the-top-lovey-dovey-junk-for-sale sure is.
I’m not even sure why we need it. Not just the junk. The holiday.
Isn’t the point of love to treat that other person well every day?
If you’re only showing up with flowers and a kiss one day a year, odds are things aren’t as rosy as you think in your relationship.
One day of loving attention isn’t going to cut it.
So, how about you join me in flipping this Valentine’s Day deal on its head?
Let’s make THIS Valentine’s Day about loving yourself more. After all, if you don’t love yourself, why would anyone else?
If you’ve been eyeing an awesome pair of shoes, or really pretty piece of jewelry, go buy them for yourself.
Yep. I said it. Go spoil yourself rotten.
You know you want that stuff more than a box of chocolates or flowers that will droop in a few days anyway.
Treat yourself to a great dinner if eating leaves you feeling fulfilled. Go a little crazy and get dessert, too.
Think I’m being selfish?
Maybe. But I want my kids to see that it’s important to be good to yourself, along with caring for those you love.
Every single day of the year.