Friday, February 12, 2016

Insight - Valentine’s Day is for everyone coupled or not - By Michelle Libby

As a romance novelist, I think that we get celebrated on Valentine’s Day more than any other day. Everyone wants her or her own happily ever after and I believe there is someone out there for everyone. That’s not just my own wishful thinking, but if you are out there looking, eventually there will be someone for you.

If that special someone hasn’t come along yet, love yourself. Do something nice for yourself, whether it be to buy a shirt, buy yourself flowers or take a hike in the woods to listen to nature. Special things don’t have to come from someone else to make them special.

Are you having trouble coming up with ideas for Valentine’s Day? Looking for something new and different from the traditional? Mix it up.

Go for a nice dinner at one of our area restaurant that can cater to couples, this holiday always makes me think of Disney’s Lady and the Tramp and the spaghetti scene. Food and local wine are a great option, but what if you want to get your heart pumping this Valentine’s Day? Try snowshoeing with all of the fresh snow we have. Windham Parks and Rec rent them out for free during the week. Go snow tubing. We have a great place right here in town that can provide the adrenaline rush you crave.

Or if you’re an inside kind of guy or girl, take in a heart pumping movie or watch a play like “Love Letters” happening in Windham Saturday night.
If you haven’t found that special someone yet and you are more of a homebody, you could invite other singles over for a wine and game night. Or if you really want a date on Valentine’s Day, visit an elderly friend or relative. Spend time talking and reminiscing with them. If you have time make them a homemade card. Nothing makes you feel better than to give your time to someone else.

I wish you all a happily-ever-after.

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