Happy (…Or Not So Happy) Valentine’s Day


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If ever you lose love …don’t go out looking for it. Reach inside you and recreate what you think you lost. YOU are LOVE. You can’t lose YOU!   – Unknown

Valentine’s Day is supposed to be a day for love.

A day when flowers and candy are bought to show affection. A day when everyone shows off their relationship to the world.

But unfortunately, Valentine’s Day isn’t a happy day for everyone.

Some people are sad, broken and downright hurt.

No one ever discusses the bad relationships on Valentine’s day. Those get silently ignored and are easily forgotten.

But the reality is, there’s nothing worse than watching people in love when you feel you don’t have someone special to love you.

But you can change your way of thinking….

Don’t let today depress you or get you upset. You don’t have to continue to hurt if you’re alone.

Any negative thoughts or feelings you have towards your current or past situation, put them out of your mind.

You are beautifully made. And while you may not have the right person by your side, never forget how special you truly are.

One day, that special person will come into your life. One day, your Valentine’s day will be shared with the person you’re truly meant to be with.

But until then, celebrate the love inside of you. You’re so worth it!

Redefine Valentine’s Day.  This is your day. And you have control over how your day goes.

Love comes in all shapes, sizes and colors. Celebrate yourself and the people around you.

Not sure how to do that?

Think of something you love and focus on that today.

Spend some time with your kids. Call or visit a relative or friend you haven’t seen in awhile. Or do something special for someone who might be having a worse day than you.

You could even hang out or go on a date your single friends!

Let today be a blessing.

So if you’re in love, and have a special person to share today with, I just want to say Happy Valentine’s Day! May your union last forever!

But for those who are hurting today, I just want to let you know that you’re not alone.

And if you feel like nobody cares, just know that I care about you.

Share this with someone you know who needs to hear this today! Pass on the inspiration.

Tiffaney Kennedy is a mentor whose passion is helping women overcome life’s toughest challenges.   Sign up to receive your free copy of "56 Motivational Quotes That Will Change Your Life."

  • Bob

    I love what you wrote, today, Tiffaney. It’s rich and true and goes to the core of what I believe about life.

  • Thanks Bob! I really hope everyone makes the best out of today. Enjoy!

    Tiffaney

  • Sue Sylvester

    Happy Valentines Day to you Tiffaney and thank you for writing that we are worth loving ourselves on this day and everyday.

  • Hi Sue,

    Happy Valentine’s Day to you too! Glad you enjoyed the post.

    Tiffaney