Why Being Single on Valentine's Day is a Surprisingly Good Idea

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It sounds crazy, right?! Who wants to be single on the day of the year that is essentially made for couples when all the corporations are telling us over and over again that being single is the worst thing that could happen? I do, and you should too! Because if you're flying solo then you can spend the day with the most important person in your life -- you.

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Valentine's day is about love, but who the heck said it only meant romantic love? 

Why not self-love? Why not spending the day with your best friend and celebrating the love you two share? Just like the concept drift compatibility in Pacific Rim showed that every type of love is as important as the other, remember that all the different ways you love people in your life are equally important. Because as humans we do love different people in different ways and we owe it to ourselves and those our love to not rank those types of love and call one way better and another way inferior.

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This Friday I challenge you to express your love to everybody you care about or makes your life a little bit brighter. Your parents, best friends, an awesome coworker or boss, that delivery guy who always tells a joke that makes you smile. Genuinely thank the cashier at a grocery store or a barista at a coffee shop, call that friend you lost contact with months ago and wish them an amazing day. If you need some help writing some heartfelt messages, or you have no idea what to say, Alexandra has created some scripts just for you!

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When you share your love freely, you're also enriching your own soul and allowing joy to find you.

So this year be the crazy one without a significant other. Celebrate yourself, celebrate everyone around you. Don't let a fear of being alone get you down because you're never as alone as you might think you are. You've got a tribe of amazing people around you, I'm sure of it. So don't let anyone else dictate what constitutes love -- define it for yourself, on your own terms.