Thursday, January 31, 2013

Valentine's Day thoughts. It's two weeks away, so I thought I'd write about it. :)

A lot of people complain about being single on Valentine's Day. I think thats stupid. No offense. But honestly, of all the things to be complaining about? Some people don't have their sweethearts anymore with them on Valentine's Day and we're sitting here complaining about not having the one God has ordained for us to have at this moment in time even though God knows what He's doing and planning out our story in His perfect timing? I get getting the blues, so don't get me wrong and think i'm trying to be harsh and say that i don't want a boyfriend on Valentine's Day because I do. But I'd rather have the right one in God's timing, than one just because it's Valentine's Day and I want a boyfriend.

So I've decided to compile a list of Valentine's Day tips to enjoy it single or not single. :)

1. Valentine's Day is about love. People choose to focus this sentiment as only for their significant other but in reality, it doesn't have to be this way. You can choose to show your love to your parents, your sisters, your friends. You can make them cards, pink cookies, little conversation hearts, small things like that to show your love. My friends Heidi and Natalie exchange valentine gifts with me every year and it's enough to make me happy.

2. Read the Bible. Read 1 Corinthians Chapter 13. The Love Chapter. Find out where love all began and why it lies in our hearts today. And figure out how to be better at loving. Find out more about the Author of Love.

3. But what about the chocolates!? Go buy yourself some chocolates! And put on a chick flick while you're at it! You'll feel much happier and who cares if someone else didn't buy it for you. Chocolates really aren't all that expensive. Remember, you need to love yourself too.

4. Write letters to your future husband. Store them in a notebook or a jar to give him in a future Valentine's Day gift.  :) You can do this even if you have a boyfriend at the moment, just save it for when he's your husband.

5. Take your sister or a friend out to Village Inn for some pie. Or a cafe for some coffee. Coffee and Pies are always quick fixes for a dose of happiness. :)

6. Plan a trip or vacation get away. It doesn't matter the cost, or the reality of it happening. Just put on some relaxing music and look up information on the destination you want to go, the place you want to stay at, the things you can do there and write it down. Save it to a computer document or even write it out on a journal page and include pictures found from the internet. Save it, and maybe one day you'll be able to have this trip or get away with someone. It helps having something to look forward to. :)

7. Do not expect any gifts on this day. I know people with boyfriends/girlfriends will be expecting gifts, but if you try not to expect anything, you'll probably be more thrilled when you get a gift. If you expect a gift, you'll more than likely have hopes or guesses to what it is. And if they don't meet your hopes or guesses, you may be dissapointed. But you shouldn't be because it's nice of them to give you gifts in the first place and Valentine's Day isn't about the gifts, it's about the love that person has for you. So don't expect anything, and then be appreciative if you recieve something. And on the same token, single girls, don't expect your crush to come out and confess his undying love for you, or to get a rose or chocolates from a really cute guy. It most likely won't happen, and if it does happen, then its better to have it be an unexpected surprise than the other way around and getting your hopes up for nothing.

8. Do something fun! Earlier this week I got inspired by some posts from some of the blogs I follow. One talked about eating boxed Mac and Cheese and settling in for the night. One talked about bringing in her laptop and watching movies on it while taking a bath. I think these ideas are fabulous. Or you could get in touch with your inner child and re-watch disney movies or old tv shows you loved as a kid. Or you could soak your feet and make a homemade mask and just relax. If you don't usually have time to spend on yourself, use today to do it if you are spending it by yourself.

9. Go for a walk or a run on the beach. And then enjoy the sunset, the sound of the waves, and the beauty of it all.

10. Buy yourself a good book. Go to Barnes and Nobles or Borders, and search for the perfect looking book( don't just read the back description, flip through some of the pages and get a feel for the book first ) and buy it and read it there with a latte in hand or at home curled up on the couch with your pet or stuffed animal.

I'm sure there are more ways to have a happy Valentine's Day, but these are my main suggestions and points. I always enjoy valentine's day with my friends and family, and all the while being single on Valentine's Day for 18 years of my life. You can do it too. It's about perspective my loves. :)

Ps. These ideas can be used for any having the blues day as well. It doesn't just have to be on Valentine's Day.

Pss. You have any other suggestions/comments? Comment! Tell me 'em. I'd like to hear. :D


  1. Ha ha I could see how some people would find Valentines Day to be an annoying holiday..but have to think positive!

    Ali of

  2. I likey this! Great ideas, my valentine this year is my beautiful nephew, who said it has to be an actual boyfriend?! haha ;) Anyway, i'll probably spend the day reading good books and watching DW and eating chocolate! ^_^

  3. I have always thought that Valentin's Day should be a celebration of love in ALL its forms. When approached this way, everyone can enjoy Valentine's Day!

    P.S. Your idea of writing letters to one's future love is beautiful.

  4. Yeah, I write my man letters. He's going to be so surprised some day when I give him this stack of letters piling up in my desk drawer. lol.

    I don't care much about Valentine's Day. I want to love people every day and do special things for them every day, ya know? It IS cool to do something extra though, just for the fun of it. I'll probably end up babysitting for someone like most years, haha.

    you know what's funny? That night that I had boxed mac n cheese, I also soaked my feet and wore a face clay mask! Haha :))

  5. I absolutely agree! Valentine's Day should be every day...

    The Young Bridget Jones

  6. Your posts make me grin... I totally agree though, it is rather stupid. I am content just where I am. =)
    Though, Valentines day has never been a big deal at my house anyway, but I really like your ideas, the second is reeealy good. =)
    I usually buy chocolate for me sister an' stick it under her pillow for *sweet* dreams...'sept the first time she didn't even notice! =D That was amusing!

    xx ~Jenny

    P.s. Thought I'd drop you how much I appreciate your comments:
    A LOT. <3
    I mean, I knew that one sunset was super colorful and unique but I wasn't expecting ALL CAPS STUNNING. I was...floored. or Blown away, maybe blown across the floor. ;D
    Thank you SO much Soph. <3