Valentine’s Day is one of those odd holidays that can create a lot of expectations and breed disappointment. I’ve been in a committed relationship for many years, and there’s even pressure on the two of us to create a perfect day and event. Those without partners or dates on February 14th can feel the pressure so much more acutely. But Valentine’s is a wonderful day for those who are single to celebrate their strength and independence. Loving and valuing yourself is the most important thing and most of us (in and out of relationships) need to do it more.
So here’s to Valentine’s as the day to celebrate all of the love in our lives including (and perhaps especially) the love that all of us need to nurture for ourselves.