It’s that time of year again, yes, the one where you see red! Red boxes of chocolates, red bows, red ribbons. Valentines Day! What approach should you take to Valentine’s Day especially if you are not dating someone, married to someone or just in that funk place and is probably thinking what a waste of a day?
There are some things to consider in making your Valentines Day count irrespective of where you are and how you are feeling. Valentine’s Day or Saint Valentine’s Day is a holiday celebrated on February 14 by many people throughout the world. In the English-speaking countries, it is the traditional day on which lovers express their love for each other by sending Valentine’s cards, presenting flowers, or offering confectionery.
The holiday is named after two among the numerous Early Christian martyrs named Valentine. The day became associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. The day is most closely associated with the mutual exchange of love notes in the form of ‘valentines’.” So now you see it really did not originate from just two persons who fancy each other.
Do not wait on the day to come then you try to figure something out, start planning for the day. Volunteer for a soup kitchen, send a card to someone who did something really special for you, think and start planning.
Call on people like you
Married, single it doesn’t matter what your situation is, you can find persons like you, so if you are the type of person who enjoy the company of persons you will be fine for Valentines Day. You are in a bad marriage and would honestly rather not spend the day with your other half, instead of doing it alone you can find persons like you or you could use the day to trigger a fire. Lots of relationships were considered over and it was doing something special for a partner that triggered a spark.
The problem with most relationships is that we fall into a routine without even knowing so, it is good when you have days like Valentines Day to break the trend and bring us back to a feeling or a desire. Just get out and do something fun.
Do not Work Late
Work is good, very good in fact, however ‘all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy’. While the proverb is used in several examples of popular media, from James Joyce’s short story “Araby” to Jack Kerouac’s Big Sur to the 1957 movie The Bridge on the River Kwai, the most famous example appears in the 1980 horror movie The Shining, directed by Stanley Kubrick, in which the main character, Jack (played by Jack Nicholson), is found to have abandoned his latest novel in favour of typing this sentence over and over onto reams of paper. Kubrick’s addition of a psychotic edge to the proverb has had some effect on popular culture, inspiring several other works to include a direct homage to the scene. Silly though the statement may seem, it is true that routine is the number one killer of most relationships, sure the expert say money, sex and goals, however based on my years of expertise it is routine that kills the most relationships.
Now that you have a few more things to consider, have a Happy Valentines Day.