So it is that time of the year when Cupid’s in the air! You see a million heart shape balloons, tones of chocolates, and millions of teddy bears on the shops of the windows. It is all for love.
It is all for that one person whom you want to see happy and celebrate love.
Are you wondering for special Valentines Day ideas and to do something unique? Well, why don’t you do something really different?
What does love mean to us?
Love – The first thing that comes to any of our minds is the color red, moonlight dinners, red roses, and the breezes with fragrances of love. I think all of us have those few magical moments of togetherness that are unforgettable.
Every time you go back to that memory, it fills you with a feeling of hope and positivity. Be it a teenage crush or a 60 year old couple, the only thing that remains constant in our life is love.
All of us are in a constant search for that one person who can share our hopes, aspirations, dreams, and love us for the way we are.
So what’s Love all about? In my opinion, it is the most complex word to understand – its happiness, respect, pride, hope, and everything that makes you grow emotionally.
Wouldn’t world be a better place if all of us gave love the most of importance? Maybe we would see a harmonious place with no wars and more peace?
As we grow older, we not just seem to grow intellectually but deteriorate in our simplest reasoning of understanding ourselves – we grow more selfish.
We learn to hide our selfishness under the covers of charade. So, you see Valentine’s Day ideas seem to get more pronounced when you add that touch of love to it.
Why do we need Valentine’s Day?
Yes! We do need a different set of special Valentines Day ideas to make it all different.
There is much more to this day than buying an “I Love You” greeting card, candies, flowers, heart shape balloons, and an expensive candle light dinner for your loved one.
In our chaotic day to day life, we not just forget to value our loved ones but also forget to rediscover our-self.
It is believed that when you are at peace with yourself is when you understand the depths of life. So go on and ‘reconnect’.
Oh no! Valentine’s Day without a Valentine!
If you are single and don’t have a ‘Valentine’, you are often looked with pity or sympathy of spending the special day without a special someone. But that is really not true.
More than anything, the most important relationship that you will always have is with ‘yourself’.
It is a time to improve your self-image and fulfil your desires. We end up living day after day on other’s choices and many times we are slaves to time and work.
When you are single, you have the option of venturing into a variety of things that you have always wanted to do.
You can manage your time and get all the time to nurture your talents and sharpen your skills.
A typical definition of a relationship tags along with words like ‘compromise’, ‘sacrifice’, ‘lack of personal freedom’ and hands down all of us are aware that it takes a lot to make a relationship work.
So if you just get up one morning and decide to go out spontaneously, all you need to do is wear your best dress without wondering if your partner would accompany you.
Do remember, you can always choose to have a domesticated life at any point in time, but it is pretty difficult to get back to this ‘singleton life’.
So why not try out different ideas to celebrate the famous Valentines Day.
Enjoying ‘Singledom’ on Valentine’s Day
Rather than penning down the romantic ideas for Valentines Day with your partner, maybe you should think of re-creating the bond with others. Here are some ways by which you can give yourself a treat.
Pamper yourself: Sometimes we get so busy in our lifestyle and our work that we do not have the time to do those silly stupid things. Get yourself a nice spa or ask your besties to join you for a nice movie outing. Get you and your friends, tickets to your favorite play or a live concert.
Send love to your valentine: If you don’t have a better half to share your love, you can always spread the love by giving gifts to your close friends. Not to mention your Mom is your best friend and what better idea than spending this Valentine’s Day with your Mom – ‘best friend for life’?
Time to let your hair down: When in the company of your friends, any occasion becomes special. Ring up your gals and guys and bring them over to have a dance party and let your hair down.
Revisit your hobbies: Painting the canvas or joining the salsa classes, learning the art of cooking or getting yourself fit.
Yes! It’s time you build your talent and take out the best in you.
This will not just refresh your mind but will give you time to unwind from your busy schedule. Trust me! It is the best way to rejuvenate your senses.
Plan a trip to your favorite destination: Enthuse yourself by planning out a trip with your friends. Pick your favorite holiday spot or maybe a weekend getaway to unwind.
Or just go for a trip all by yourself. You will meet like minded people and never know you might find the ‘right person’ on your journey.
Today The V day is made more commercialized that ever before. It has been so popularized that it is now a tradition to buy flowers, cards, presents, chocolates, and many more that serve as Good Valentines Day gifts.
We forget the most important and essential side of our life to rejuvenate refresh and relax our minds from this busy life.
As we stand at the threshold of a new world of opportunities and happiness, it is equally important to consciously work on ourselves, to help build a better life not just by bringing more love but to give love and spread more happiness to your loved ones.
So all the Singles out there, 14th of February is not just a day for all the couples and wonder about special Valentines Day ideas but a day to celebrate you. So what are you waiting for?
Happy Valentine’s Day!