Single Awareness DAY!
February 14th – Single Awareness DAY
Ladies, DYK that February 14th is also ‘Single Awareness Day’. Whether or not you are in a relationship or not, this day is for you – because we LOVE you …. just the way you are!
I spent years alone and very single on V Day and I am so excited to finally hear that women are finally celebrating being single and taking charge of their lives especially on V Day. Lord only knows that there is enough pressure on us out there in the work force to perform and excel on a daily basis. Let alone taking care and raising a family coupled with the additional extra curricular activities – who has time to take care of and pamper ourselves:( So this is now your day – so ROCK it! Perform like a Rock Star and treat yourself because you deserve to be spoiled for all that you do in the world.
“Singles Awareness (or Appreciation) Day” (S.A.D.) is a humorous holiday, celebrated on February 14 (although some prefer the 13th or the 15th to get away from the commercialism associated with the 14th). It serves as an alternative to Valentine’s Day for people who are single, that is, not involved in a romantic relationship. Some people who observe S.A.D. do so out of spite for Valentine’s Day, as a Hallmark holiday, or for other reasons:)
On Singles Awareness Day, single people gather to celebrate or to commiserate in their single status. Some want to remind romantic couples that they don’t need to be in a relationship to celebrate LIFE.
Common activities during Singles Awareness Day include, single events, traveling, volunteering, treating oneself to popular activities, gathering of family and friends, and gift giving for oneself. One increasingly popular activity is to travel to Brazil and witness the Brazilian Carnival, coupled with the fact that Brazil doesn’t celebrate Valentine’s Day on February 14, but in June. Both factors provide a temporary getaway from the Valentine’s holiday and substitute it with another celebration.
On this day many people wear green, as it is considered to be the ‘opposite’ of red. Another popular option is an absence of colour (black), to symbolize an absence of celebration.
So get there and embrace the day, and try really hard not to wear BLACK – this will be a challenge for many of you I know – but maybe this is the time in your life to add some navy or charcoal grey to your wardrobe:) Whatever colour you decide to wear, just remember to have fun!
Life is not a destination; it’s a Journey.
It’s not a series of goals; it’s a series of steps, of events unfolding as you make your way.
Life is not all about accomplishment;
it’s all about Doing, Participating, Progressing, Growing & Learning.