My Special Valentine
Valentines Day, it’s the day where red hearts are everywhere, love songs are booming from the
radio and everyone takes their best couples photos and post it on social media.
For some of us, it’s filled with dread of what we don’t have? We reminisce on past relationships or
lack of them, or we worry about potential future ones.
Can I give you some advice?
Work on loving yourself more.
This year, I sat down with a group of women the night before St Valentines and we all discussed our
plans for the next day.
To my surprise, all of us were single.
I suggested we share our best Valentine’s Day experience and as I reminisced on my best Valentine’s
Day memory, I was reminded of the fact that this memory did not include a significant other. It was
the best experience because I felt cherished by my friends and family.
It was Valentine’s Day and I was 12 years old. I was staying at my cousins house and planned to go
cinema with my cousin and her neighbour. It was a regular girls trip that included popcorn and lots
of giggling. Little did we know that whilst we were out, my older cousin had planned a little surprise
for us. When we got back from the cinema it was just magical, as she escorted us in, I noticed all the
tiny little candles she had spread throughout the the house, there were also rose petals all around
and soft music was playing in the background. In the living room was cake, popcorn, sweets and
drinks. All this for us. It was such a kind gesture that made my heart melt.
Fast forward to February 14 th 2019, I decided to make myself feel just as happy by choosing to treat
myself, I put on a face mask, painted my nails and bought myself a dessert from creams and watched
a few episodes of a show on Netflix. The best part was that I slept. Once I woke up, my mum had
cooked steak and I enjoyed my meal in peace. I felt so content just being. I also received Valentine’s
messages from friends.
What am I saying?
Love comes to us through different channels.
It doesn’t just come from a significant other.
So if you ever find yourself without a Valentine, why not treat yourself with some self-care?
Happy Valentines Day!