I just realised that I posted an article about looking after your digestive system on VALENTINE’S DAY and I couldn’t bear to leave it at that. Although looking after your digestive system is always important, even today.
I’m celebrating Valentine’s Day and our three year anniversary tomorrow but I love the thought of having a whole day devoted to LOVE. You don’t have to have a boyfriend or girlfriend to celebrate Valentine’s Day – there are so many people in the world that could benefit from just a teensy weensy bit more of your love. So here are some ideas of just how you can share your love around.
- Treat your Best friends - why not send flowers (or fun little gifts) to your best friends. Just don’t do what I did a few years back and put ‘from your secret admirer’ on the card. They’ll have to endure hours of questioning from their workmates (and their partners when they arrive home later).
- Call your Granny – I know you don’t immediately think of your family (minus your other halves, that is) on Valentine’s Day but why not make some time and dial your granny or write a letter to your mum. They’ll be over the moon. Trust me.
- Do Some Good - and I’m not talking about giving money. Why don’t you give some blood or maybe help the old lady next door with her groceries? You’ll feel just as happy about your good deed as they are grateful.
- Remember the I love You’s - not just today but everyday. Saying I love you each morning and night to someone close lets that person know that you appreciate them.
- Do Something Nice for Yourself - yes, sharing love around also includes loving yourself! Why not book in for a massage or just spend an hour of ‘me time’ – have a bath by candlelight, read a book, paint your nails, bake some cupcakes.
There are so many other things that you could do like * Organise a monthly date night with your best friend * Do something outdoors - go bush walking or ice skating * Have a stay at home night with a soppy movie and make your own popcorn * Smile at random people * Drop off coffee and cake to a friends work * Buy new underwear (for yourself) - those 2-year old Bond ones just don’t cut it anymore (yes, I’m talking to myself) * Make a commitment to yourself to do something you have always wanted to do * Try a new recipe and have everyone over to test it out (if it doesn’t work have a good Thai restaurant that delivers at the ready) * Laugh * Do something that your other half wants to do but you aren’t that keen on (maybe it’s not so bad and think about the kudos, people) * Complement someone for something * Fix something (I have so many clothes with one button missing) * Pull the plug on ugly thoughts and treat yourself like you treat your best friends.
Happy Valentine’s Day all you lovely people. Any other Valentine’s ideas please share it with us – we would love to hear what you are up to.