I’m actually looking forward to Valentines Day even though I’m single. Some girls may feel left out because they don’t have a boyfriend. However, Valentine’s Day should mean so much more than just romance. Valentine’s Day was created in celebration of love, and love isn’t always just romance. True love goes so much deeper.
This Valentine’s Day, if you are single, why not have your own celebration? There doesn’t have to be a bit of romance in order for you to have a special and meaningful day.
Things To Do On Valentine’s Day as a Single Christian Girl
1) Write a letter of love and gratitude
Write a letter to your best friend who’s always been there. Or one for your parents who always cheer you on. What about that older or younger sibling who means more to you than they know? Take a few minutes to tell someone how much you really love and appreciate them.
2) Spend time with close (single) friends
You aren’t the only one without a significant other. Get together with a group of friends (or just one) and plan something crazy fun. My friends and I love going skating, going to amusements parks and playing competitive games. Why not make some plans with some of your single friends… you can have a blast together.
3. Spend time with family
There’s no love quite like that of a family. One of my favorite memories of Valentine’s Day is when I went out to dinner with my parents. We had a lot of fun and I still remember having a huge blonde moment while we were out (it involves chocolate!) 😉 Don’t be afraid to spend time this Valentine’s Day with your family. They love you more than anyone else, so why not show your family that you appreciate their company?
4) Spend some quiet time alone with your Savior
We always want to get away with the people we love the most. Why not set aside time for the One who loves you above all else? He wants to spend time with You more than you know. This Valentine’s Day get alone with Jesus and spend some time talking with Him.
5) Curl up with a good book
Valentine’s Day is the perfect day to curl up with some warm, blankets, a hot drink, and good book. Don’t just fill your mind with love stories and romance novels. Take the time to read something that will inspire you, encourage you, or teach you something new.
6) Call a family member
Do you have family members that are far away, lonely, or elderly? Give one of them a call. It could be a couple minutes to say high or a good 20 minutes to catch up on each other’s lives. Use this special day to catch up with a family member and show them you care.
7) Send someone flowers (secretly)
Imagine the fun of receiving a surprise bouquet of flowers from an anonymous friend! You could send flowers to your mom, your best friend, an elderly lady/widow, or someone who has made a special impact on your life.
Whether you volunteer or get a paid babysitting job, many couples will need a sitter on Valentine’s Day. If you don’t have a regular “sitting job”, try volunteering to babysit for a family that can’t afford a sitter. You might just make some new little friends. 🙂
9) Watch an inspirational movie
It’s an amazing feeling to relax and watch a movie that inspires you. If you stay at home on Valentine’s Day, why not watch something that speaks to your heart? These are my favorite inspirational and “heart-touching” movies:
- October Baby (one of my top favorites!)
- Facing the Giants
- Fireproof (this has a great love story!)
- War Room
- The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry (you’ll find a sweet childhood love story in this one!)
What’s your favorite inspirational movie? Let me know in the comments!
10) Make a “husband list”
Since it is Valentine’s Day… why not sit down a make a list a “requirements” and “non-negotiables.” Now this list should not be so unreasonable than no man can measure up… however, it is important to know what you will be looking for in a future husband. If you are a Christian some things that should find it’s way to your list would be: 1. He must be a growing Christian 2. He should not have an uncontrollable anger problem and so on…
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11) Make a list of goals for your “single season”
Now’s the time to make things happen. Being single is a blessing in many ways. You have more time, more spending money, and less responsibilities. Take some time to make a list of the things you want to accomplish. Make your plans and then do them! You will be so glad you did.
12. Remember: there is Someone to fill the void and loneliness
If you find yourself feeling lonely and empty, remember that this “hole” in your heart can only be filled by One Person. God wants to fill that place in your heart. He is the only One that will truly satisfy you and your longings. He wants to replace the feelings of loneliness with a sense of His presence and His joy. He will…. if you let Him!
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There You Have It
I hope you do at least one of the ideas on this list. I truly hope each one of you has an amazing Valentine’s Day. Single or not… please don’t forget to spend some time with your Savior. He loves you and wants to spend time with you!
I Would Love to Know
- What are your plans for Valentine’s Day?
- Which one of these ideas are you the most excited to try?
- If you are single, do you struggle with loneliness on Valentine’s Day?