Happy Valentine's Day!
This day brings up mixed emotions. If you are in a relationship, you may feel happy and grateful. If you are single, you might feel lonely and depressed.
A relationship, while it can be harmonious and fulfilling, is no guarantee of happiness. Your friends on social media, most likely, post their happiest moments only and leave out the fights, miscommunication and stress that can occur when sharing your life with another.
If a loving relationship is your goal, you must start with yourself. If you don't feel love towards yourself, you will never attract a satisfying relationship.
You can have fun for a while, but in the end, those feelings of self-hatred and insecurity will come back to haunt you and affect your relationship.
If you are in a relationship, enjoy it and appreciate it today. If you are not, show yourself love in a way you would want another person to show you. If that means buying yourself flowers, lighting candles and having a romantic dinner or, just snuggling on the couch and enjoying your favorite TV show, then do it. By doing this you set high standards that a potential soulmate will have to reach. If you don't know what makes you happy, you won't have high expectations of a partner and will attract partners who don't know how to treat you.
Love is an inside job. Love yourself, truly and deeply, and the world will fall in love with you.
If you can't be with the one you love today, love the one you are always with. Yourself.