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Having an Attitude of Gratitude this Valentine’s Day

We've all been there. It's Valentine's Day, and you're single. You usually don't seem to notice the number of couples around you, but Valentine's Day has a way of forcing you to see every single couple alive (even during the days leading up to it and following it). Then it happens: you feel lonely, all of sudden you swear you'd love to have flowers or chocolates at your door, even when those thoughts don't cross your mind any other day. Some of us know these feelings all too well. Well, I have a suggestion for what could potentially be a grueling day.


Your feelings are merely a product of you focusing on what you feel like you don't have. You may feel like the things going on around you are putting a damper on your mood, but in all reality, it's you. The law of attraction states that like attracts like. For application purposes, if you feel like you're broke, money will never come your way because you're not in the space to receive it. However, if you flip your mindset to be grateful for the money you have or the things in your life that you are thankful to have, you'll welcome the energy to receive more. 

Now, I'm not telling you that your whole life should be centered around you hoping for a significant other. I'm asking you to channel your energy to the love you already have around you, not the love that you feel like you lack. Be grateful and turn your microscope away from the couples and focus on the people in your life who already provide you with love. Friends, parents, siblings, pets, peers, teachers, mentors, etc. are all examples of people who love us in ways we sometimes take for granted. When you turn your attention to it, it has a way of making you feel full again. Know that you in no way lack love. Also, know that you have enough love within yourself to fulfill any desires or needs you have.


This Valentine's Day, tell the people around you that you love them, because they may need to hear it just like you. Go out with friends or buy yourself that box of chocolates. Try this out, my loves, and I'm sure you'll feel better. Don't ever forget, many people love you, and if you haven't heard it today: I appreciate you! I love you! I'm glad you're here!


Sophomore student at Saint Louis University writing for HerCampus while studying God-knows-what (undecided). A Fashion Forward Artist, Makeup Maven, Heroine of Hair, Beyonce Lover, Social Activist, and Capri-sun Connoisseur.
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