So you’re single this Valentine’s Day…
You are actually not alone!
This Saturday is going to be just another Saturday for me – you see I’m a singleton and happy! So don’t feel bad just because you’re not part of a couple, because you can make the 14th February your day too! Here are a few things that I enjoy to make the day special for me:-
Take time out:
Run a warm bubble bath, light some candles, get some good music going. Add to this a nice glass of chilled wine (or your preferred beverage) and maybe even some chocolates, and let’s face it, you’re in heaven!
Single but not out!
Get some other singleton friends together and go out for a couple of drinks, a film and have a good time and a laugh – you could even have them over to your place for a pizza and silly games!
Who doesn’t love a massage, facial, and even a manicure? Take an hour or so out of your schedule and get some TLC! Book in for a treatment, and if you don’t have time get your Personal Concierge to take care of booking!
Remember: Valentine’s Day isn’t a day of showing love, its commercialism. People giving into the pressure of ‘The Day’, and spending money because it’s what you’re expected to do, IF you’re in a relationship’.
This is not romance!
Whatever happened to being spontaneous?
My parents are in their 60’s now and have been together since they were kids.
They literally grew up living opposite each other in Brighton, England. They started dating whilst in Primary school – I remember mum telling me the stories of going to watch dad play sport after school! Even when dad was away with work, the romance was still there, a phone call when he was able, a letter/postcard.
Before dad retired, on his way home from work, he would sometimes stop and buy mum a nice arrangement of flowers. He didn’t do it because he had to, he did it because he wanted to and their relationship is still going strong after 50 odd years! Now THAT’S romance!
It’s the simple things that mean the most:
- Holding hands
- Movie time, snuggled up on the sofa
- Having your favorite dinner cooked for you
- Hugs and kisses
- Spending quality time together
- Little notes in with their lunches
- Love text messages when they’re not expecting it
And no – neither of them send a Valentine’s card to the other – they don’t have to!
So this Valentine’s Day, if you really want to give a different type of present try the Gift of Time, it’s from the heart.
By Deb Reynolds