I love you much more than anyone on the earth and I like you better than everything in the sky. –E. E. Cummings.
The cheesy red hearts and flowers have been out in full force these days. They’re either romantic or annoying, depending on how you feel about the holiday.
I had a memorable Valentine’s Day once. My boyfriend (now husband) wasn’t sure what to get me. So he bought a variety of typical gifts: a dozen red roses, a box of chocolates, a cheesy card, a heart-shaped necklace, a bottle of red wine, and so on. He must have thought about it for a while and settled on the flowers, which I loved. Then, a week later, I found the rest stashed in his car!! He sheepishly said he wasn’t sure what to do with them, so he was going to start bringing me a gift or two a week, but hadn’t had time to hide them yet. I laughed for ages!
If you love Valentine’s Day and the romantic movies and dressing up for a fancy date night, more power to you. But if you’re not with someone or that’s not your style, maybe take the holiday for a spin in a different way: celebrate your close friendships. Plan a girls’ night out with lots of dessert and your favorite movie from when you were a teenager. Blast 80’s music while you give each other manicures, or have a spa day! However you choose to celebrate, Valentine’s Day can be a nice way to celebrate those you love.
Whether it’s for a romantic relationship or the important women in your life, it’s also good to make sure your health is in tip-top shape to continue celebrating those relationships year after year. There are many health nuances in caring for women. Make sure you and your close friends are getting annual checkups and seeing a doctor for anything suspicious.
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Dr. Julie Drolet
P.S. Now’s the time to schedule an appointment before it’s all nice and warm and you have more fun things to do every day!