Practicing self love on Valentine’s Day

Feb. 14 marks the highly criticized, yet deeply cherished holiday set aside to celebrate love. On that fateful day, many wait in supermarket lines that seem to stretch on forever to purchase bouquets of roses and cheesy balloons. Couples go to fancy restaurants to try lobster for the first time, dressed in red stilettos and black ties. Those who don’t have someone to get lobster with pretend they don’t care that they aren’t getting any lobster – some frozen fish sticks will do just fine.

Besides all the cliches, Valentine’s Day can be dedicated to all kinds of love. It’s also the day that kids pass out assorted lollipops to their whole class while they learn about the holiday’s Roman heritage. It’s a day single ladies hang out together and remember to care for one another. It’s the day a father buys daisies and a teddy bear for his 3-year-old girl. And, it’s a day where you can focus on loving you!

Many forget they’re allowed to love themselves too; that it’s fun to be alone, where you can learn about all the things in life that really make you smile. So, if you happen to be alone on Valentine’s Day, enjoy it! Don’t feel ashamed to go out and buy yourself a bag of candy, because you’re treating yourself.

Whatever your plans are for Valentine’s Day, no matter who you’re with, don’t forget to remember all the things that make you, you.

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