Last year on Valentine’s Day, I posted an entry here all about the up-side of being single. If you’re having trouble remembering what that is, now might be a good time to re-read it.
It’s that time of year again, when single people are, well, especially aware of being single – perhaps painfully so. And I suppose if you’re single and don’t want to be in a relationship, it’s no big deal. But a lot of the single gals I know are feeling a bit sad about V Day.
So, here’s my advice: Think of the perfect Valentine’s Day, the gift(s) you’d like to receive, the activities you’d like to be doing, etc. And then give it to yourself. The whole thing. Buy the flowers, the chocolates, the jewelry. Prepare or order your favorite dinner and dessert. If you’re craving physical touch, schedule a massage. If you don’t want to be alone, make plans with your single friends.
Sometimes we can spend a lot of time waiting for other people to fulfill our wishes. When, in fact, we’re quite capable of making ourselves happy, if we’d only give ourselves permission to do so.
Permission granted. Live it up. Have a great V Day. You deserve it.