Valentine’s Day is soon approaching, and it does not have to a day to only show romantic love. If you are one of those people who hates Valentine’s day just because you are single; that is not the way to be. God’s love is a love that can show whether you are single or in a relationship. So there are better ways to show love on Valentine’s Day than spending it with a male or female, buying expensive gifts, or anything else. Love makes the world go around, and it can be the light that you let shine on every single day. Here are some ways to show love this Valentine’s Day, and whether you are in a relationship or single it can be one of your favorite holidays again.

1. Gift Giving
There is no denying that giving gifts on holidays are a plus. Flowers, cards, and candy are all nice gifts to receive on Valentine’s Day. If your partner is not shallow the gifts they receive on that day will not mean more that the love you give them on that day. Keep in mind you cant just hand out a hundred dollars in gifts and not show your love by giving it in other ways. We have all heard that the best gifts are the ones that can not be purchased at a store. When you give people gifts it shows them that you are thinking of them and you care about what they like and want. So when you choose a gift for someone personalize it as much as possible so that person will know you gave them something with thought and hopes that they will love it.

2. Words of Affirmation
Words of affirmation are words of encouragement to make someone feel better about themselves. It is not as simple as saying, “I love you”. Telling someone they are beautiful everyday could be a start of affirmation. You can tell someone how much they mean to you and how much you appreciate their companionship. Words mean a lot to people. It means more to hear kind words of love from some one. Every now and then it’s not what you to say someone alone, but also how you say it. Show love in all of your words, and mean it when you say it.

3. Acts of Service
Everybody loves it when someone does something nice out of love for them. It can be as simple as speaking to someone in the morning or cleaning the kitchen area in your dorm for your roommate. If you know there is something that needs to be fixed and someone can not fix it, volunteer to do so. A lot of people need help, but are afraid to ask for it. Help whenever you are able to be an assistance. The way you serve others reveals your love for other people, which will show other people why they love you. Men a great way to show love for females in general I by holding doors open when they walk by. Nothing shows more love and respect for a woman than the simple things like holding doors, pulling out chairs, and complimenting her. If you plan to have dinner with your valentine remember those tips and she will love you even more for being so polite.

We all know what love is and how to show it, but as we see buying gifts are not the only way to show love. You don’t have to be in a relationship to show love on Valentine’s Day. You can hold doors open for strangers, send a simple smile their way, clean something for someone, or fix something that you know they can not fix. Say nice things to encourage your loved one and makes them feel better about themselves. Give gifts that mean more than just a gift from the store. Show them that they mean so much to you that the gift you picked is something you felt they would personally appreciate. Show love this Valentine’s Day with everyone you interact on this holiday.

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