Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, and you have no one in mind to spend it with this year, regardless of the current pandemic. You might be stewing in misery because of that notion. You might even feel uneasy because perhaps all your friends have a valentine in mind while you yourself do not.
But you have no need to feel blue, because Valentine’s Day is a day to express affection, not just romantic affection.
While Valentine’s Day is the day dedicated to couples and romance, it would be wrong to say that it is not for celebrating the love between family and friends, as well. There is often little emphasis on the minor displays of appreciation that we can show for our friends. Sure, Valentine’s Day will always be a hotspot of activity for budding romance and dates, but it is also a day for exchange cards with laughter, and of course candies and gifts.
Take a moment to breathe, and forget about the worries of being single every time Valentine’s Day comes by. Write a few Valentine’s greetings to teachers and friends. Treat yourself to some chocolate, and watch a few movies. But if rolling solo is not your taste, do something for others as a change in pace. Lend a hand in making Valentine’s Day one to remember for your parents. Help your friends who have a valentine figure out what to do.
Feeling better? Take a breath. There is no reason to worry about being single at this time. Valentine’s Day is a day of love, and that includes self-love as well. Cherish yourself, because being in a relationship or receiving a valentine from someone else does not determine your worth. Perhaps you will realize that you do not need a significant other and that being single is nothing to feel conscious nor concerned about. And for those who still doubt: patience is a virtue, so just wait—wait for that perfect other to finally come into your life.