Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Singles' Awareness Day


It's February 14 today. I was supposed to post early this morning but I haven't done the draft last night since I was so tired I slept early. Anyway, It is still Feb 14 and here is my post for Valentine's Day.

A lot of us is celebrating Valentine's this day. Most with their special someone, some with their loved ones, some with their friends, and some alone like any ordinary day. Well, Valentine's day is just a marketing strategy for me. So that people would buy gifts and stuff for their loved ones. It will boost the economy in some way that is why it is introduced. However, not all people celebrate this with their special someone. Most are single and are dying to experience the magic of this day with somebody special. Yes, I experienced it once upon a time. Even if all the February that I had in the dating days of my life are all with heartbreaks and moving on.
This is how I picture my heart, all battered but still hanging there.

Since I am celebrating Singles' Awareness Day today instead of the usual Heart's Day, I am dedicating this post to all the singles out there. It is good being single. It is something each one must celebrate and be happy with. It is the time of your life to do everything your heart desires, no holds barred. It is just you and the rest of the world. So to all, don't be sad, there are ways to be happy and here is something I found and I would like to share with you all. This is from http://www.wikihow.com.

How to Enjoy Being Single

I'm single because I was born that way. —Mae West

If you're fixated on being part of a couple, here are some reasons to savor your singleness. 
Ignore the naysayers. In a couple-driven consumer marketing society, you're bound to come across people who wonder why you're single, as if the ultimate goal in life is to pair up with another human being and cling to that ideal as if your life depends on it. They might even imply that something is "wrong" with you if you're single. Brace yourself for that kind of ignorance. Remember that you don't have to defend your being single, just like it's rude to attack the validity of someone's relationship. Just say "I prefer being single" and change the subject or mention that statistics show that 1/2 of all people are single.
Focus on friendship. Being single doesn't have to mean being lonely. When you're single, you have more time to do a variety of things, all of which are opportunities to forge new friendships. Even if you're an introvert, this can be an excellent time to nurture your extroverted side. But social butterflies can grapple with loneliness too. Make it a priority in your life to create meaningful friendships and enrich your existing ones.
 Enjoy your freedom. Everybody has radical little fantasies...and the chances of pairing up with someone who shares such a fantasy with equal fervor is not something to hold your breath for. So what are you waiting for? Find some people who have the same idea, or just go for it alone, and you'll meet like-minded people along the way.
Appreciate the absence of compromise. Classic relationship advice dictates that compromise, sacrifice are essential to a healthy relationship. Perhaps if you've been in a relationship before, you realize how much stuff you had to give up in order to make that relationship work. Or maybe you forgot about that stuff, because you're focused on the things you miss. Well, this is a good time to shift that focus. If you're a slob, isn't it great to be able to leave your stuff laying around, without anybody minding? If you're a neat freak, isn't it wonderful to be able to organize everything, and find it the way you left it? Isn't it nice to be able to cook and eat and enjoy foods that a partner might be averse to? Isn't it cool to be able to go out spontaneously, without wondering whether your partner can or should be invited? A relationship can add many good things to your life, but it also adds some rigidity, so take the time to appreciate your current flexibility.
Cherish the excitement. Relationships tend to come along with planning--for example, you can't just accept a job across the country without touching base with your significant other. And generally, if you're in it for the long haul, you'll likely talk about what you'll be doing years from now. But when you're single, the future is completely open. Today you're at your desk, and a year from now you might be camping in Alaska. Right now you're single, but tomorrow you might meet your soul-mate. Who knows? Fantasize. Be spontaneous. Be bold.
Being married is a "lifestyle choice" and not a "requirement." Therefore, being single is a "lifestyle choice" and not a "default option." It is possible CHOOSE to be single. There are advantages to being married just as there are disadvantages to being married, such as loss of personal freedom, having to compromise, etc. Conversely, there are advantages to being single, as well as disadvantages. Whether one is married or single is nothing more than a lifestyle choice.

I celebrated this day with the people I am with at the moment. Everything was okay and happy if you think being single in this day will make you lonely. I got some things I didn't expect and something I liked even if it is not for the occasion. I spent the day with friends and with good food and dinner with the friends I've been with the most. It is still a few hours left on this day and I am planning to spend it with myself and God. I want to give back what I received today.
What I got today. So happy and thankful. The dried mangoes are pasalubong but I really love it so Iam still so happy! :))

So all, be happy. If you are with someone, cherish them. If you're single, cherish the moment. be happy and live and love.

Happy Valentine's Day!  Happy Singles Awareness Day!

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