Tip #6: Take the day to bless love–in all its (sometimes) distressing disguises. Most of us have love of some kind in our lives: a pet, a parent or two, friends, siblings, teachers, extended family. The world definitely needs more love. Give your V-Day experience over to a spiritual bent and bless love itself.
Tip #7: Make the day all about others, and not about yourself. I have a single friend who always makes sure to attend a local performance of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues, that show which started her vital work for ending violence against women and girls worldwide. Go to http://www.vday.org to learn more about it.
Tip #8: Do something wonderful for yourself on the physical level. Have a massage. Take a luxurious bath. Take the day off from the quotidian and go spend it with the love that is Mother Nature. Whistling wind, whirling snowflakes, rustling palm trees are all forms of love.
Tip #9: If you’re a prayerful sort, use the day to pray for the couples you know. Bless them. Pray for their happiness. Their fulfillment. Their growth. Pray for their health and well-being. Pray for joy for all those who love. All of us love someone or something, and even better, all of us are beloved by Divinity. Wallow in that love.
Tip #10: Dedicate your V-Day energies to our beloved Earth. Love the planet. Love the climate. Love Earth into a healthy balance. Go wiggle your bare toes in dirt and thank Her for letting us live here.