How To Survive Valentine’s Day

devotion-for-teens-christianity-differentIf you’ve walked into any store recently, you’re quickly reminded that Valentine’s Day is coming up. The isles are loaded up with teddy bears, heart candy boxes, flowers, and more chocolate that you can imagine. Valentine’s Day is a holiday that usually comes with mixed emotions. For those in a relationship, it can be a great time to think about and appreciate that other special person. If you’re not in a relationship, its easy to feel sad and alone on Valentine’s Day. With all that in mind, here are a few tips to help you survive Valentine’s Day.

  1. Own It – If you’re not in a relationship right now, look for ways to make valentine’s day fun for yourself. Choose to not mope around all day, but find some of your best friends and go out to dinner together. Do something fun to make the day memorable.
    If you’re in a relationship, you can totally own Valentine’s Day too! Find a way that you can have some good clean fun with your boyfriend or girlfriend. Maybe you could go bowling, hit the food court at the mall, or get together with a few other couples.
    Just do something really crazy to make valentine’s day fun and take the pressure off to make the day perfect.
  2. Thank God – Take some time to thank God for all the good stuff going on in your life.
    Hebrews 13:15 – “Therefore, by Him let us continaully offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name.”
    So whether you’re single, or in a relationship, take some time to thank God for everything you’ve got going on in your life. Even though you may not like your relationship status, you can take some time to thank God for all the good that is in your life.
  3. Be realistic – Valentine’s Day is a special day, but it isn’t amazing. Its easy to put too much emotion in effort in expecting Valentine’s Day to be wonderful. Most likely, you’re not going to find true love today or most likely get asked out by your crush. Your sweetheart may not buy you the right gift. However, even if things don’t go like you might have wished, Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be a bust. If you keep your expectations about the day realistic, you’ll be less likely to be disappointed.

Valentine’s Day can sometimes seem like a chore rather than an awesome holiday. However, you can get through it by choosing to make it fun and not take it too seriously. Also, remember that staying thankful always helps you be happier and enjoy the day more. Try these things out and you’ll survive Valentine’s Day with no problem.
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