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Dear fellow college girls,

 

Whether you have a man in your life or not on this Valentine’s Day, please remember that there is one love that you should always honor this holiday: your own. Acknowledge your heart, everything you do and all of the love you have to give to someone else flows from it. So why not celebrate it?

This holiday doesn’t have to be a “single’s awareness day,” or just a day for couples, it’s a day about the love and compassion we all appreciate both giving and getting back from others. Feeling love helps us to unlock our own potential and reminds us that we are all deeply worthy of true, boundless love.

Here’s a few ways you can celebrate your own heart this year… just remember to always pick whatever makes you feel a child-like joy, whatever you need to do to feel what it’s like to be yourself in your natural, loving state:

 

Spend time with who or what makes you happy. Volunteer at an animal shelter to walk some puppies that would love the attention, babysit your little cousins that you love spending time with, or make silly plans with your loved one or your friends. If it puts a smile on your face, it’s never a waste of time.

 

Do something you’ve never done before. Make your own adventure, however daring you feel, from taking a sky diving lesson or specialty cooking lesson to trying a new treatment at your favorite spa. New experiences not only help us to grow, but it expands our capacity to love, so keep exploring!

 

Meditate. Spend some time with yourself. Do you feel love, or is something in the way? How do you feel compelled to show love? Check in with yourself, and thank your heart center for all of the compassion that adds color to your life.

 

Write a heartfelt Valentine’s Day card to your parents and grandparents. They taught you how to love by first loving you, so why not pay it forward? Unconditional love is something to be celebrated, and in doing so, you only manifest more of it in your life.

 

Do one thing you’re afraid of. Nothing feels better than looking a fear in the face and laughing, and when it’s all said and done you’ll love yourself for doing it. Bungee jumping? No problem. We’re college girls, it’ll take a lot more than an adrenaline rush to scare us.

 

 

So, to the Hallmark skeptics, the Singles Awareness Day proponents, and the couples looking to make this holiday their own, celebrate by remembering and honoring the place where it all started – your own beautiful heart.

Namaste, love, light, and plenty of Valentine’s day chocolate,

Anna

 

What do you think?

What does Valentine’s Day mean to you? What are some of your favorite ways to celebrate? Any favorite Valentine’s Day memories? Let us know below in the comments section!

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