Unorthodox Valentine’s Day Gifts For Yourself And Strangers
I love Valentine’s Day. A know a lot of people who say it is over-commercialized and silly to only declare your love to your partner on one day of the year. And if that was all valentine’s day was about, I would agree. But to me, it is more, and that is the joy about celebrations – they are what we make of them. I don’t know the specific origins or history behind this holiday, but I do know it is about celebrating love and friendships. To me, Valentine’s Day is a reminder to be grateful for those around us and to simply do all things with love. It is one day a year in amongst our busy lives to stop and really think about why we appreciate our loved ones. It is a mark on the calendar that reminds us to not just feel, but openly declare our love for those that mean the most to us – significant others, family, close friends, children etc. In addition to that, it is also simply another day in which we have the opportunity to spread love to others, including those we may not even know, and to mindfully nurture the love we have for ourselves.
There are hundreds of ways you can celebrate Valentine’s Day with your partner, but have you ever thought about doing something for you, or a stranger, on Feb 14? Of course, you could buy yourself some flowers or a nice outfit, but what about something a little deeper? I have popped together a handful of unorthodox valentine’s day gifts for yourself and strangers – enjoy love bug!
Book in for a pap smear, breast screen or skin check! Romantic eh? Seriously though, when was the last time you had your gorgeous body checked out?
Oh, that long ago?
It’s definitely time to make that appointment!
Donate blood or plasma, or join the organ donor registry. Your selfless gift could save a stranger’s life one day.
For the sake of a quick registration, or a short visit to your local blood bank, you really could change someone’s life!
Create a plaster cast, or other visual art project, of your body to celebrate it in all its divine feminine glory. Get your creative on. Reconnect with yourself.
Make it a beautiful, fun and sacred experience to remember for years to come!
Volunteer or participate in a random act of kindness! This could be as big or small as you choose.
You may be able to volunteer your time at a local soup kitchen for the homeless, or you could choose to pay for a coffee for the person behind you.
No matter the gesture, you will be sure to help put a smile on someone else’s face!
Remember, Valentine’s day is what you make of it. Absolutely remind your loved ones how amazing they are and how lucky you are to have them in your life, but be sure to show that same love and appreciation to yours truly. And while you’re at it, make a stranger’s day too! Happy Valentine’s Day beautiful!