Valentine’s Day can be an exciting holiday, especially for those in love, but it can also be a difficult and lonely one for those who aren’t in a relationship. Luckily, this holiday can be so much more than just a romantic day for couples. It’s also the perfect opportunity to spread love to friends, family, acquaintances and strangers. Today, Kara is sharing 10 simple ways to spread love this Valentine’s Day. We hope you feel encouraged and excited to partake in some of these.
- Mail sweet Valentines to your best friends letting them know how much you appreciate their friendship and five things you love about them.
- Buy fresh flowers for a single girlfriend of yours to brighten her day and let her know how much she is loved.
- Spend time at a nursing home with those who have lost their spouse. Simply start a conversation with them; elderly people always have the most amazing stories and advice to share. They may also want to open up about their spouse, how they met and their love story.
- Search what organizations or charities are putting on a Valentine’s Day event for those less fortunate, like a soup kitchen. If you find that an organization isn’t putting on a holiday event, consider meeting with them to see if you could help by donating some sweets, decorations or Valentine’s Day cards. This would be simple and quick but have such great reward.
- Visit a children’s hospital and drop off cute Valentines for them. Maybe even consider making little Valentine’s Day goodie bags filled with games, stickers and cards.
- Make fun plans with a single girlfriend. Grab a bite to eat, meet for coffee or a cocktail, or grab dessert. You can’t go wrong with any of those dates!
- If you have a friend or a loved one who lost their significant other, take some time to do something special for them as well. This might be a difficult day for them, so showing you care could help turn their day around. Try to think of something specific and personal to them and surprise them.
- Bake a homemade treat for a friend. If you don’t have time for that, buy a sweet treat from a bakery (a pink cupcake is always a good idea!).
- Consider other charities where you could volunteer for those who are hurting and could definitely use some extra love. Animal shelters, refugee service organizations, battered women’s shelters and human trafficking centers are some ideas to help get you thinking of where you’d like to serve.
- Look for an opportunity to help a stranger, such as holding the door open for someone with their hands full or allowing someone to take the last available parking spot.
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