Valentine's Day is one of those love or hate kind of days. It seems like we either love the bliss of having someone special in our life or we hate being alone and miserable. But it doesn't have to be this way. Valentine's Day can be great for everyone.
Before you start throwing things at me, single people, let me make a suggestion. Try to take the focus off of yourself for a little while (not a bad idea for people who have a signifcant other too) and do something for someone else. Even if you don't know the person. It doesn't have to be anything major or dramatic. Just do something.
So you don't have someone in your life right now and you wish you did. I get it. It doesn't have to be the end of the world. Tomorrow is a new day. You never know what great person might be around the corner for you. Until you find that magical new love story, here are a few things you can do to help your mood on V-Day:
(1) Compliment someone. We have all heard stories of a simple kind word stopping a person who was on the way to do something drastic and maybe even hurt themselves. Words can be powerful. Most people LOVE a good compliment. Just don't be a sugar blower and kiss up to someone to try to gain something for yourself. All you have to do is pay attention, find something you sincerely like, and speak up!
(2) Volunteer. There is no better way to get your mind off of your own problems than to serve someone else. Help the elderly. Volunteer at a soup kitchen. Do something for your church. Whatever you can think of. You will probably realize just how good you really do have it.
(3) Watch a funny movie. Life is too short to not enjoy yourself. Have some friends over and watch something that makes you roll with laughter. Even if you have to be by yourself, avoid the tear jerking, romance movie that is going to make you boo hoo about your single status. Have some fun.
(4) Go out for lunch or dinner and tip your waitress big. No, this is not an attempt to try to win her over to get her number. I don't care if she is a grandma, or a married mother of five. Tip her big, baby. Spread some love.
I am sure that you can think of some other things that you can do to show some love to people. So cancel your Valentine's Day pity party and get the love flowing. And more than likely, the more love you share, the better your chances will be for finding some romance too. There is just something irresistible about someone who has a loving attitude for others.
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