Reasons to Love Valentine’s Day Whether Single or Taken

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I love Valentine’s Day. I don’t care if I’m single, taken or jilted … the day to me, symbolizes love and hope for all of us.

I know there are a whole slew of haters on V day and I get it. Why should people (usually men) be pressured to make this magical day of love in order to prove one’s worthiness? We should love each other every day of the year and appreciate all we do for our loved ones. But a little reminder in a busy world can’t hurt! I mean, stopping to say —

Hey dude. I love you.

Or

You mean the world to me– and I express this with 50 different Godiva truffles.

Really isn’t such a bad day. Besides, there is chocolate! Lots and lots and LOTS of chocolate to be eaten. And damn, this girl loves chocolate.

Here are 5 reasons to stop being a little downer on Valentine’s Day– and to celebrate it whether you’re monogamous, polyamorous, or just “sleeping with yourself:”

Treat Yo’ Self

Buy the chocolate. Buy all of the damn chocolate!

My faves?

Key Lime, Caramel Pecan Sundae, Salted Caramel, Dark Chocolate Raspberry truffles by Godiva

Peppermint Patties. Peppermint chocolates by Godiva. Most things by Godiva.

Buy yourself a beer!  A bottle of wine. Get the champagne. Get a massage.

Treat. Yo. Self.

And if you got a man, woman, any gender identity bearing person or friends with benefits, treat each other!

Send Notes of Appreciation

To your lover, your friend, your kid, yourself …

Share the gratitude and positive energy to anyone you care about.

We could all use a little morale booster.

Grab a Hug– or More

Get a hug from your fave bestie. Squeeze your best bitch (dog or cat, I mean).

Pat someone’s sexy’s butt. (With his/her permission of course).

Set aside time for some love-making with whoever floats your boat.

Take a Time-Out

Shut down your social. Turn off your ringer. Jump in the bath. Binge on sports games. Watch Netflix.

Do it all alone.

OR

Take your best lady away for the night or weekend. Grab your dude and handcuff that boy to the bed.

Have fun and step away from the world!

Send Out Happy Energy

Smile at people. Compliment others.

Write down all the things you love about someone you care about and give it to him or her.

Write down all the things you love about yourself and post it on your bedroom wall!

It’s a day of love– not for feeling sorry for yourself that you’re single OR feeling like your partner didn’t do enough. Instead, just soak in what you’re given. Appreciate it. Love it. Own all the goodness. Every drop … even if it’s not how you imagined the day would go.

May the chocolate fest begin!

Laura

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