You start to heal when you are no longer focused on your own grief, hardships and loss. This Valentine’s Day instead of focusing on not having a spouse, focus on others that are also alone.
I say this to those that find Valentine’s Day to be the worst day of the year because it’s all about being part of a couple and sadly that’s no longer true. If this is your first Valentine’s Day without your loved one than just let grief have it’s time.
However, if your grief has had time than this Valentine’s Day look around because there are so many opportunities for you to offer someone, somewhere, a little encouragement and hope or just a little helping hand.
Take a look around your neighborhood – seniors, volunteer needs, soup kitchens, women’s shelter, tutoring and the list goes on and on.
It doesn’t have to be a major time commitment because even one day a year is a start. You will get more satisfaction out of helping others than you can even imagine.
The spiritual connection that you get from making a difference gives new hope and it’s extremely addictive!
Don’t let another day go by without you accomplishing something positive. Think about it – what can you do to make a difference?