Every year right near my birthday I’m  greeted with hearts and proclamations of romantic love. Usually I’m  not only close to celebrating my birthday  but also  somehow always single. Needless to say, over the years I have  built up an emotion resembling contempt for this  hallmark holiday. However, this year even when stumbling upon a small collection of love notes(below) from an ex, I could find no ill will in my heart.The ghosts of Valentines past didn’t succeed in upsetting me.

wpid-20150125_155609.jpg Normally I would toss these  sentiments away along with any reminders, gifts, any associated music files, their phone number, and pictures. Except this time I chose to not only keep them but I  also  read them over and remembered the sweet times. You may ask me“Why Grinch of Valentines Day would you do such a thing!?”  My  reply would perhaps  be confusing for you fellow Grinch’s but nevertheless  maybe my heart grew two sizes( and my brain) so  as a result I felt  no contempt.While the who’s ran around throwing  their heart confetti everywhere and chattering about upcoming dates I had a date with reality. The  truth is no matter what your  status is this holiday,  it really doesn’t matter as long as your happy even if it’s with yourself. Although these things would normally make me sad, I’m simply not because I no longer waste  my time being forlorn over someone that was too daft to recognize my beauty. You most definitely shouldn’t either!The world’s population stood at 7.125 billion people in 2013.Don’t you think at least one of those humans might just fit your puzzle piece? That being said, clearly there is no shortage of available suitors. Now my dear friend it’s just a matter of serendipity. Having this knowledge has  helped me to completely avoid any forlorn nonsense. Because life   can be navigated on a Vespa motorcycle  fitted for one too! Some moments have been devised solely for your consumption.If your ever feeling  really blue  during this very pink holiday, just  seek out the nearest couple arguing in public, which is guaranteed to help you feel better( works for me) because your not the one  making a  spectacle of yourself. If you choose not to spend your time toiling away on anti-valentines day  cards this year at least go on a date ( with a bestie) and enjoy  some time well spent. Furthermore rather then looking for love outside of yourself try turning your gaze inward. You  have  nothing to lose and a  world to  gain when you learn to truly(finally) love yourself.

                                           This ones for you:





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