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Saturday, February 14, 2015

Five Ways To Win At Valentine's Day!

Hello Gentle Readers,

V-Day is normally the time where I let my cynicism hat out of it's box, put up the sarcasm bunting, and give free reign to everyone's favorite fictional detective Dan Landis.

But today is different. Today, I want to share with you some ways you can make Valentine's Day a successful day.

Whether you're single, in a relationship, about to be out of a relationship, or have no interest in letting society define you, this post is for you.

Five Ways To Win At Valentine's Day!

5) Talk to somebody

I know today will be busy, you're either planning an intricate outing with someone special, trying hard not to cry yourself to sleep tonight in a flurry of ice cream and reflection or grumbling about how even Waffle House is booked and you wanted waffles.

But, how about taking a moment and remembering the special people in your life. Your folks aren't getting any younger, grandma and grandpa won't be around forever, and if you're like me, there's several aunts and uncles (and great aunts and great uncles) who were always there for you. So, how about giving them a call. Maybe sending them a text or email. What about taking a moment to reach out make someone's day with the sound of your voice and a sincere "I love you!"

4) Warm Hugs

You just can't go wrong with giving a nice warm hug. Unless you don't like touching people, or people touching you. Or you're hugging a porcupine. But, just remember kids, porcupines need love too.

This book made me who I am today. 

3) Kind Words

Here's the thing: We all love having great zingers. But, if you really want to make Valentine's Day a success, try saying something nice. Be kind. You'd be amazed at what a kind word can do for a person. 

Or a festive hat. 

2) Give

Look, I realize it's February and we're all broke. Giving gifts isn't about a physical present, it's about showing another human being that you love them. After all, isn't that what Valentine's Day is supposed to be about? Love? So, whether it's a present, physical action or the gift of time, take a moment and consider whose life you could improve. And if you're looking for a particularly romantic book...

Bad ideas should always serve breakfast in bed. 
You can buy it here!

1) Love yourself

The best way to avoid the crippling disappointment and inevitable feelings of failure post-Valentine's Day is to simply love and accept yourself, warts and all. If you can't be comfortable in your own skin, how in the world are you going to love someone else?

Here's hoping you all have a successful Valentine's Day. 

Jay Mims writes booksblogs, and has tips for being single on Valentine's Day! Jay lives with The Mimsus, a semi-adopted cat named Eartha Kitty, a lizard named Bob and a passive-aggressive Dalek named Steve. Jay is far funnier on Facebook then in real life. He is terrible at Twitter. Jay now has a website.


  1. Well said, you ball of squishy feelings.

  2. We combined my love of fine chocolate and his love of craft beer-win win!!