We (females) do tend to make out if we are in a relationship with a caring partner on this day. Flowers, dinner, candy, jewelry and oh-so-romantic cards from the greeting card companies who extoll the virtues of being partnered.
But *gasp* what if you find yourself free from romantic entanglement on the high holy day of February 14th??? What then?
Well, let’s start with BREATHE.
Love is not just about romantic entanglement. It comes in many forms. So take inventory. Do you have family, friends, co-workers, pets or neighbors to whom you can express your love? You can bake something for a lonely widow on your block, send your sister or mother a card, take flowers to a retirement home, or get into the office early with donuts, start the coffee and leave a note for your coworkers, wishing them a wonderful day.
Finally, why wait until February 14th to tell the people around you that you love them? Put your feelings into action daily.
I spent many high holy days single. I sent cards to my best girlfriends and family, met friends for lunch, and thought about how much love I had to give. I knew that being alone was the process I needed to go through to find out who I was in order to be the best partner I could be.
And it paid off. I learned not to settle.
Are you single or settling and ready to make that change?