Before I write a post on what Valentine’s Day mean to me, please be advised that this may change the mind of Valentine’s Day haters.
Valentine’s Day means different things to different people and they have a right to have their own perspective on Valentine’s Day. The only thing I hope for them is that it is a positive day, regardless of the fact it may be a commercial holiday. It does not matter if you are single, or a part of a couple. I feel it is important to point out that society and businesses destroy people’s perspective of Valentine’s Day. It is your opportunity to make that day special.
I agree that it is important for people to show love to themselves and/or their partners and show their appreciation every single day. Nowadays we are so busy with taking care of our lives, our living costs, our families, our children, our future, our career, and/or our challenges that may be thrown in our face for us to deal with. Valentine’s Day is a good way to remind us to celebrate ourselves in any way we want.
It does not have to be only for people who are in a relationship in order for Valentine’s Day to be celebrated. It can be a personal friendship between two people that is reciprocated and they are there for each other for support and encouragement. Friends can do something on Valentine’s Day to celebrate their friendship. It also applies to families, such as parents and their children, and siblings.
There is never a good excuse not to celebrate Valentine’s Day. It is sad when I see people who are single who would say, “I have no one to celebrate with.” That is absolutely not true. You should celebrate yourself. Send lots of love to yourself and appreciate yourself for what you have done to achieve your goals, or for getting yourself farther ahead than you were before. It is always best to love yourself first before you can love the others. Be grateful to your heart that is a capable of filling up with so much love, that is only if you allow it. You can look into the mirror and say, “I am beautiful, or I am handsome. “ It will fill your entire body and soul with love. Your body and soul need to hear your kind words come from yourself.
As you may know, Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays. It is very special to me, regardless whether I am single or in a relationship. As for today, I am single by choice. I chose a theme for this year of 2016 for myself, which is to reflect and appreciate myself, love what have been given to me through good and challenging times, and I relish in how blessed I am personally and professionally, while showering myself with gratitude.
I plan get up in the morning and do some self-mediation on Valentine’s Day. With Self mediation, I would build up and let go of my muscles, clearing up blocks and moving forward to reach optimal self-acceptance and continual love of myself for who I am.
Before I go to the gym, I plan to make a sweetheart smoothie. I will be mixing one cup frozen strawberries, one cup frozen cherries, one frozen raspberries, ½ cup mango chucks, ¼ cup red grapes, one banana, ½ cup almond milk, ¼ cup kale, ¼ cup peeled and chopped carrot, 1tsp ground chia seeds or flaxseed and 5 ice cubes in a blender.
After I work out, I would be hungry and I would not want to eat at a restaurant as if I was starving for days. So I plan to make hearts out of watermelons and strawberries then put them on the top of a watermelon. I would carve oranges into arrowheads and add a fletching with long toothpicks. The shaft would act as an arrow, piercing through the watermelon hearts. I would add unsalted mixed nuts around them.
I plan to dress up for Valentine’s Day by wearing a pair of faux leather skirt and a jacket over a t-shirt with shiny lips. I will carry two bags, one with a word, LOVE on it. The second bag will be filled with hearts. I will be meeting up with my best friend and sharing our gratitude for our great friendship with a Valentine lunch.
After I get home, I am going to pamper myself by doing my own facial. I will exfoliate my face with Neutrogena Microdermabrasion system for twenty minutes, and carve a cucumber into hearts for my eyes, as they need some loving, too. I would mix raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar with Indian Healing Clay until it is smooth and cover my face, neck, and chest with it. I will turn the music on, lay down on the couch with two cucumber hearts on my eyes, and feel the vibration of love.
That’s what my Valentine’s Day will look like. Instead of moping around and complaining about what the point of Valentine’s Day was, there are thousands ways we can do to make this day special, only if we take proactive actions for ourselves and our partners.
Please do share what Valentine’s Day mean to you.
Have a fabulous Valentine’s Day from The Aidan Mack Show!
~ _\m/ Aidan Mack