Love, schmove. When you are a couple, Valentine's Day is one of the most exciting days of the year. When you are single, you sometimes want to throw things at those happy couples.
If you are about ready to sit at home, open up the Ben and Jerry's and watch "The Notebook" for the 17th time, I suggest you put down the spoon and chew on this: The one thing we forget is that Valentine's Day is not just about couples -- it is a celebration of love. Even if you are single, there is probably lots of love in your life.
The best strategy for surviving Valentine's Day is take the focus off of you and what you don't have and put it on others and what you have to give. Here are some simple and fun ways to put love back into your Valentine's Day, no significant other needed:
- Share. Want to make another single friend's day? Create a scrapbook of love. If you think they are fabulous, probably lots of other people do too. Buy a journal or scrapbook and talk to their family, friends, co-workers or anyone who wants to share what is so fantastic about them and why they are so lovable. Create a page for them, add their picture and have them share a share a story. Add your own memories and stories to complete the book. It will make their day and yours!