Valentine's Day is the holiday of love and, as a result, it's dreaded by many. If you're worried that your single status or distaste for the holiday is going to ruin your day, think again. Romantic love is only one type of love and, while it is heavily focused on, is not the only way to celebrate February 14.
This year, use Valentine's Day as an excuse to spread love through giving back. There are so many people who have little, if any, forms of love in their lives, and yours could be an amazing addition. Plus, there are so many ways to give back, big and small, but all are so important.
There are women and children in domestic violence shelters who have been completely betrayed by love, give them clothes and support. There are muslims who worry if they are going to be kicked out of their homes — stand up for them. There are seniors who have lost the love of their lives — talk with them.
Each person deserves love this Valentine's Day. So consider skipping the love-hating party this year, and consider make someone else's life better. Odds are you'll probably feel better at the end of the day too.