Happy Wednesday everyone! Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day is seen as a bogus holiday, but in reality, the only thing bogus about it is the attitude everyone has regarding the day. Single people act like it is horrible because they have no valentine and they will be forever alone, living with 27 cats, knitting sweaters out of their feline companions’ fur. People in relationships either act like they are so in love they can’t even think about anything other than their honey that they will surely marry some day, or they are just as annoyed as single people and don’t want to pay for a gift and expensive dinner. No matter which end of the spectrum you are on, you probably have a wonky attitude about Valentine’s. Here are some helpful hints to make Valentine’s Day more ordinary, which will make it more special.
1. Remember it is just another day. You experience Thursday once every week; tomorrow is just another Thursday. The only difference is that people will wear red and pink and probably hug each other a lot. No big deal.
2. Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your friends. Write corny love letters for your friends and give them chocolates. Yesterday, my roommate (and valentine) Ashni and I ate a whole container of chocolate covered pretzels, and by golly it was a great time! Embrace the Valentine’s Day traditions, but share them with a larger group of people, exponentially increasing the love (and candy).
3. Tell people you love them all the time. If you do this, Valentine’s Day won’t even seem like anything but another day, which it is. Hug strangers. Tell attractive bystanders pick up lines. Make like a peanut butter and jelly and spread the love! Do so on a regular basis, and Valentine’s Day will be less of a big deal. Plus, you might make some new friends along the way, or people will think you are crazy. Either way, you are building new relationships and carrying on the spirit of #BoldMoveJanuary.
Have a fabulous rest of the week, and a normal Thursday. Thanks for reading