"Bitter...Party of One....?"
I am very fortunate. I met the the love of my life several years ago and we married last year. We are young and in love, so everyday is Valentine's Day for us. I saw a sign the other day that says marriage is like a deck of cards: At first all you need is two hearts and a diamond, then after a few years, you just need a club and a spade. We are still living in the first half of the deck.
I know not everyone is as blessed in love as I am though, and these Hallmark holidays can really make you feel inadequate. Unless your children are fluffy and darling, your spouse is a total romantic or your co-workers surprise you with a croissant and a latte now and again, then Hallmark deems that you must be somehow lacking. If you follow me on this blog however, you know that I am all about personal responsibility and not counting on anyone but yourself to be truly valued.
When I was single I always looked at Valentine's Day as an extra special reminder day to love, take care of, and treat myself. In fact, I still do! I always make a point of getting a new accessory, or a hair cut or a piece of jewelry to remind me of how lovable I am ~ to myself!
Nobody wants to be around a Bitter Betty or Debbie Downer ~ especially on Valentine's Day! So love yourself, get out and treat yourself, pop some champagne and celebrate YOU!
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