I wanted to make it really special on Valentine’s Day, so I tied my boyfriend up. And for three solid hours I watched whatever I wanted on TV. ~Tracy Smith
February is fast approaching and with it the dreaded Valentine’s Day. There’s a lot pressure to find new romance or drop tons of dough to spice up an existing relationship. Thank you very little, Hallmark.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are 3 things you can do on Valentine’s day that don’t require a date or a loan:
Sleep Naked. Whether alone or with someone special, sleeping naked is a sensory treat. Don’t let the cold February nights stop you, throw on an extra blanket and have fun feeling just a little bit naughty!
Sometimes when no one’s at the park, you have to play with yourself. Redbook has reviews on a wide range of toys that will put a spring in your step and a smile on your face (I’m giggling just typing this)! And I was surprised to find that Amazon has a huge selection of adult toys that can be enjoyed alone or with someone special (ok, I’m giggling again) and discreetly shipped to your home.
Watch a romantic movie. Ghost, The Graduate, Love Story, The Notebook, and Titanic are just a few of the all time greatest romantic flicks that will warm up the most frigid of February nights. A bowl of popcorn and you have the makings of a perfect evening!
What’s a fun way you’ve celebrated on Valentine’s Day? Please share your memories in the comment section below.
Stay warm, inside and out!
It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled ’till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store? What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more?”
― Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas
I struggle with this time of year. I am a bit of a Grinch, a Scrooge. It’s only because I am confused by the commercialism and the whole idea that we need to go broke in order to celebrate the Christ child. Everyone is said to have the “Christmas Spirit” at this time of year. We are nicer, gentler, and more friendly. Ok. I have seen a lot of people pushing in the street, whacking people with their packages and rushing to get from one place to the next. I watch people hurry from one commitment to another, talking about how they are not sure how they will be able to “fit it all in”. I find myself many times on the outside looking in. But this year I have instituted a few actions to try to get and stay in the Christmas spirit.
- When everyone is rushing and pushing in the streets, I make sure I smile and say hello. I say excuse me, or I hold the door for a stranger. It makes people stop and take a moment, and most of the time they smile back.
- I picked out one person who sent me a Christmas card and gave her a call. Not a Facebook message, not an email, not a text, a phone call. I told her I wanted to hear her voice and wish her a Merry Christmas.
- During my run, I picked out one block and really took in and admired all the Christmas decorations. I didn’t just run by. If someone happened to be outside, I made a point to tell them how much I enjoy their Christmas display.
- I stopped and spoke to the person ringing the bell for the Salvation Army (someone other than my sister ) . I asked how they came to volunteer and I thanked them for their service.
I think the Grinch might be right when he said “….What if perhaps Christmas means a little bit more?”. Christmas means that I get to spend time with my family. Christmas means that I can celebrate my faith because I live in a land of freedom. Christmas means that I can be gentler, kinder and more forgiving. Christmas means a wish for Peace on Earth. Christmas means that I wish good will on all men. Yes, the Grinch was sort of right, Christmas mean A LOT more. Thank you for being part of my Christmas.
God bless us, everyone.