So today is Valentine’s Day (or maybe it’s tomorrow for you), and I thought let’s write something different this time.
Don’t worry, this blog is not to make you feel miserable, that you are alone or single. This blog is also not about any kind of hatred towards this day.
This blog is rather about reminding you of some other things. Things that you can do on this day and things that can make you feel special on this day (or any other day).
The most important person that matters
There’s someone who needs your love and care. That someone is waiting for you to love them. You don’t have to look around for that person. You just need a mirror to see that person.
Yes, that important person is “you”. I am seeing a lot of posts by people talking about how they have no one to spend this day with, how this “stupid” day/week is annoying them, and how they want this week to end ASAP. But, they forgot that they can actually make a good use of this week/day.
This Valentine’s Day or any other day, you can actually invest time in self-love/care. What’s more special than giving time to yourself? This is the right opportunity to prioritize the “Me-time”.
You don’t need to wait for someone to give you a chocolate or gift, you can actually do that for yourself. Yes, it will cost you, but you are doing it for yourself, so why not?
But the main thing people always wonder about and search for on the internet is how to self-love/care. Then, let me tell you there’s no single way of self-love. I’ve seen so many posts, and videos, that tell people what to do. But, trust me, only you know what you want, and only you can tell what will comfort you.
Self-love or self-care needs nothing fancy. It could be anything, it could be a walk in nature, watching a movie, going out with friends, gardening, exercising, maybe putting on some makeup, going shopping, or just sleeping. Or, maybe it’s not any of these.
Recently, my favorite blogger posted a very important thing. She talked about how companies and brands have made self-care a business, and they sell expensive stuff in the name of self-care. That really grinds her gears (If for some reason you haven’t read that blog, tap this link).
Trust me you need nothing expensive for self-care and no one can or should decide what you want.
Speaking of self-care, I’ve noticed that many homemakers don’t invest time in self-care. So if you are a homemaker, or if you have a homemaker around you, make sure you encourage them to self-care. I think a day at the spa would be amazing, that will at least give homemakers, who always neglect their needs for their families a good day off. But, who am I to decide that. Share your ideas.
This day is not just for the lovers
People generally think that love means loving one’s partner only, but love is a lot more than that. Valentine’s Day is a day of love, but that doesn’t mean it always has to be your partner. That love can be for anyone.
It could be your parents, your bestie (oh I love my bestie, she won’t see it anyway), it could be even your pet, it could be anyone whom you like. Some people think that if you love someone (other than your parents) then it’s sexual only. But, let me tell you I love so many people and that love is platonic. Love not always means sexual, it’s a lot more. I am sure, I have so many wise people here, and they know this better.
We didn’t need a specific day for love, but as it’s Valentine’s Day, you can spend this day with your loved ones. You can also express your love to your favorite blogger, by dropping something sweet in their comment section (That’s your clue).
Cow hug day
The animal welfare board once decided to celebrate 14th Feb as Cow hug day, but now it’s withdrawn due to several reasons.
But, I like the idea. This day can also be celebrated by loving our 4 legged friends around us. If you want to experience what true love is, then just pat your 4-legged friend, then they will show you, real love.
Or, have you ever tried hugging a tree? If not, now’s your chance.
Something very important
Valentine’s Day is good, it will come and go everywhere. But, right now I want to send my love and prayers to Türkiye and Syria. I’m sure you have already heard the news about the devastating earthquake that took so many lives. I believe, if we can help, we should come forward to help in any shape or form.
I have a few friends in Türkiye, and I am not able to contact them, I pray for the safety of all the people in Türkiye and Syria.
And that brings us to the end of this blog.
I feel I am losing an edge, as I find it difficult to write such blogs. Maybe because I have done no research on this. Well anyway, I hope you still love me after this.
In the comments tell me how you are spending this day. Do you see it as a magical day or torture?
Until next time, sending you some love, and SHINE.