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Capable of Happiness: Valentines, Shmalentines

By Gillian Pietrowski
Assistant Features Editor

It is very easy to dislike a day dedicated to having a significant other if you don’t have one to share it with. I mean, who wants to see sappy love posts all over social media to remind you that you’re alone, right? Well I think it’s time to embrace the fact that you don’t need to be in a relationship with someone to enjoy Valentine’s Day.

Photo by Gillian Pietrowski

For those who feel as though this day excludes you from all activities, you can change that. Find your single friends and make a fun day out of it. There are so many things you can do and still enjoy the day. You can go to the movies, make dinner at home with your friends, or stay in and binge watch a TV show with them. You can even get each other gifts to show how much their friendship means to you and make a fun night out of it. Single girls have recently even made up a new term called, ‘Galentine’s Day,’ which is a day they celebrate with their girlfriends so they all don’t feel alone.

Finding a way to be happy on a day like Valentines when you might feel alone can be rewarding. You don’t have to feel sad when you can stay positive. Tell the ones around you how much they mean to you and how much you love them. Use Valentine’s Day as a way to spread love to those around you. There is no reason for this holiday to ruin your mood, look for the positives and create your own happiness.

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