February is HEART month. In more ways than one. This is the season that all good people in a relationship are encouraged, no, let’s face it, expected, to focus on the following:
-Dinner Out
-a Gift
It all depends on who is in our lives as we approach this holiday of the heart.
If there is a special lady in your life, may I suggest that you have something planned. Even if it’s bad economy/recession-friendly. You can’t do the 5-Star restaurant this year. Not to worry. A nice cozy, inexpensive place will do. Just make sure it’s an enviraonment where you can “chat”. SHE will want to “talk” even if you feel you have nothing to say. Brush up on a bit of celebrity gossip. (Some gal at work can provide you a few talking points.) Maybe check out a few hit songs of late. And anything else your “girl” is interested in. See if you can’t get a bit of scoop in advance. Or, default to what you did this week. Yes. What you did.
I know this may be a tough one, but for the good of the order: Don’t expect too much. It just isn’t necessary and it doesn’t make love, well…love. Love is about who the two of you are when you’re together. A good match. Hopefully. So, let him have his night and do as best he can and then have the grace to praise him for it.
Ok, this is where we don’t spend the evening in a gallon of ice cream. Statistics show that (unfortunately) most couples this coming Sunday just might not have that romantic evening they were planning. Some will squabble. Others’ expectations will not be met and they will pout. And, well, things happen.
Now, we all know some will have a wonderful evening, and you know GOOD for them. Let’s all be adults and cheer them on.
But for you dear savvy, single friend, this is your night to enjoy those in your life that truly are there for you when the chips are down. Speaking of chips, grab a few of your favorite bags and a couple of movies you’ve been wanting to see and call those extra special friends over for some good ‘ol “friend” time.
Or, if you’re like me, hitting that favorite hole-in-the-wall Mexican place with your favorite pals is a must-do.
Whatever the case this year, here are my highly overrated tips for you:
1. Make plans now. They don’t have to be grand. Just make them.
2. Pick your absolute favorite person or pals.
3. Do something you really love to do and ask them, today, to join you.
Pretty simple. And with that, we should all have a very happy Valentine’s Day.
PS: Guys, Valentines Day is next Monday.
Just my thoughts.