What is love? Baby… I have no idea.


Dear Reader,

Happy Valentine’s Day! …or perhaps this isn’t a happy day for you?

Perhaps Valentine’s Day is a day that evokes the stress of pleasing your significant other. Perhaps it’s a stabbing reminder of the fact that you are single, newly single, or forever single.

Well, reader, who better to love on Valentine’s Day than yourself?

Behind all the chocolates, roses, pinks and reds, the essence of Valentine’s Day is that you want to renew what is sacred to you. You want to impress your subject of affection and solidify feelings of hope, comfort, and love.

When was the last time you spent a day just doing something nice for you?

I challenge you, whether you are single or not, to remember this Valentine’s holiday as a time to renew your love for your heart, soul and body. It is impossible to truly love another unless you know how to love. The best way to learn is to practice, and the best subject to practice on is you.

Love your flaws and love your greatest strengths. Write a letter to yourself outlining what you are grateful for and what you hope to improve. Buy yourself some discounted candy hearts the day right after Valentine’s. If you’re feeling truly in love, buy a discounted ice cream cake from Dairy Queen. They’re delicious.

I know that Valentine’s Day can be stressful, but I also know that it can also be a lot of fun. Take some time for yourself this Valentine’s Day and treat your heart right, regardless of who it belongs to at the moment.

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