Valentine’s Day can be hard. We have so many expectations. Social media and the rest of the planet doesn’t help with advertising roses, cards and taking your sweet heart out to dinner. What if you currently don’t have a sweet heart? Does that mean you should keep your head down all day? Or maybe call in sick and avoid the whole thing.
No. We can have Valentine’s Day our way (or any way). We don’t need a sweet heart (great if you do and enjoy). What we need is to think of the day more as a pay it forward. Valentine’s Day can be when we celebrate connection with people.
Purchase those Valentine cards we used to give out at school. Pass them out to neighbors, co-workers, sale people and bus stop friends. Wish people Happy Valentine’s Day as you do it. We don’t know what people are going through and maybe one Valentine’s Day card can turn the day around. If nothing else it gives people something to talk about. Something positive.
Don’t worry if you do or don’t get roses, chocolate, dinner or a card. Make the day about connections with everyone you make eye contact with. Family, friends and strangers. Acknowledge people. Valentine’s Day could be the day we make a little difference.
Happy Valentine’s Day / Connection Day
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