Whether you are happily single or happily paired this Valentine's Day, these five things will make February 14th and the days beyond special!

 

1. Send Someone Your Love

When is the last time you dropped a friend or loved one a note? We send so many texts and e-mails we sometimes forget how wonderful it is to receive a card in the mail.  Make someone's day and send them a note. Maybe they'll send you one back!

 

2. Be Creative

Have you ever tried painting? There are so many paint party locations popping up around the United States.  In some locations you can bring your favorite wine and even a dish while an artist leads you in creating your own masterpiece! Try it! Who knows? You may be the next Jacob Lawrence!  

 

3. Go Dancing

Nothing can be more energizing and exciting than moving in rhythm (hopefully) to your favorite jam. Dancing is freedom. Dancing is sexy. Dancing is love. - OK, we may be exaggerating a little but dancing is SO much fun! Don't you agree?

 

4. Be Extra Thoughtful

People often say that it is best to "treat others the way you want to be treated."  What a horrible idea! We are all unique. We show love differently, we receive love differently, and we want and need different things to be our best selves.  This Valentine's Day treat your loved ones the way they want to be treated!

 

5. Eat Some Soul Food

We've all had the experience of eating the first thing we see when we're hungry, regardless of how unfulfilling it may be.  It can happen when you're driving and fast food is the only option, or when you're too tired to cook so you grab your peanut butter and jelly or a bowl of cereal to settle your empty stomach. - Don't do that this Valentine's Day!  Make something that makes your soul smile or go to a restaurant that is tried and true.

If you do decide to cook, try foodgawker for inspiration! And you must try this Butternut Squash and Basil Bechamel Lasagna. It's mind-blowing!

 

What would you add to this list?