Every year, on February 14th, I see the same thing on all of my social media platforms. It’s not what you would expect, no, it’s not mushy love poetry or people showing off gifts…it’s mass amounts of people boycotting the entire day. Negative statuses left and right about “being alone on Valentine’s Day” or #SingleGirlProbs and I have to say….you all bum me the heck out.
Commercialized or not, the “holiday” exists and people spend the day with their loved ones. I agree with the masses, we should love each other every single day of the year…but wait…we all complain about that too? It’s a tricky circle of anger that I am happy to not be a part of.
I’ve been single every single Valentine’s Day my entire life and I have lived to the the tale to you all.
Being single on Valentine’s Day…..isn’t that bad.
When we were younger, we gave valentine’s to every single person in our class and as we grew older, the gifts and cards became more inclusive….you only gave gifts or spent the day with a significant other. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing….it’s just that as the day became more of a romantic holiday every single person decided that they would rather die than leave their apartment all day.
As cheesy as it sounds, I feel like the day could be spent doing something way productive and uplifting so I have come up with a list of What To Do On Valentine’s Day When You’re Single:
- Make crafty little cards, give them out to friends, family or strangers. Everyone needs love and it doesn’t always need to be romantic love.
- Bake with your friends, make little heart shaped cookies and eat them ALL….you know or knock on every door on your dorm floor and hand them out to all your neighbors.
- Buy flowers for you MOM! If your mom is a single mother, treat her to dinner or a movie too! She’ll love it and she loves you…so this situation is just a whole lot of love and a whole lot of wonderful.
- Do something you love, with someone you love. It doesn’t have to be a boyfriend or a girlfriend. Pick up your little siblings and go make snowmen or make a fort in the living room with your best friend or scrapbook with your grandma. Find an enjoyable activity and share it with someone you care about.
- Throw a party, not specifying it to the day. Just invite friends over, watch movies, eat food and talk. Spend time with your chosen family and let them know you care about what they have to say.
- Put together a group of people and choose somewhere, an nursing home or a shelter and do something nice for them. Make treats, make cards, make blankets. Make someone else’s heart warm on the special day.
Doing these activities and sharing them with the most important people in your life will make you realize…it’s not February 14th, it’s not Valentine’s Day….it’s just…..Sunday.
Spread the love,