Spread some love and enjoy.
I have always loved Valentines Day. I think it is such a fun day to celebrate not just romantic love, but just love in general. Being that my love language is gift giving, this is really another day for me to shine! I have had a Valentines date with my husband for the past 13 years but I have many friends who despise this day because they do not have a date. I think it’s a great day to love on yourself, and the people who love you!
Like I said, I never really looked at this day as a romantic holiday. It’s a great day to love the people in your life. One of my favorite things to do is buy something for my kiddos. I have made it a tradition to get them a small token of my love each year. Maybe you don’t have kids, but you have a freind or a coworker that you could surprise with a small gift to show your appreciation. Its just a day to spread love, and what could warm your heart more than making someones day better!
Now that you’re feeling good about sharing the love, why not spend a little time and shower some love on yourself? When was the last time you soaked in the tub or finished a good book with a warm cup of cocoa or tea? Make it a face mask and foot soak night. Light a candle and eat something sweet. I can’t remember the last time I had a moment to sit and just breath, no one running in and screaming or needing something. I always enjoyed my time alone, take some time to soak in these simple moments and just enjoy the quiet.
The last thing I would recommend is that you take some time to meditate and read your bible. God has the most amazing love for you and he would love to have a date with you. He loved you before you were born, he made you, he knows everything about you and he is desperately in love with you. He will be your Valentine for eternity. Who can compete with a love so pure? During this time you could talk with Him about the love he has for you and the man he is preparing for you. I know it sounds kind of funny, but He has a man that he has set apart for you. You should spend some time praying for him.
I know the single life can be lonely, and days like this only magnify your lonesomeness. You don’t have to let it get you down. This is a season and we don’t know what the next season will bring but you can enjoy the little things in each season and appreciate each day.
John 3:16 For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.
Ephesians 3:17-19 Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.
Lamentations 3:22-23 The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning.