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Surround Yourself With Love This Valentine's Day

Written by: Amanda Cottrell, Executive Contributor

Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute because of their knowledge and valuable insight within their area of expertise.

Valentines can be a hard day for so many people who do not have a significant other to celebrate this time of year with. It is a tough “Hallmark” holiday any year, but maybe even more difficult for people this year because of the pandemic. My challenge to you, whether you are in a relationship or not, is to consider how you will surround yourself with love this Valentines. You can find love all around you. You just have to be willing to notice and recognize it.

We live in a world filled with love, but we do not always see it or consciously send love to it. You can send love to your pets and children. You can even send love to your home, car, and furniture. Quantum physics has proven that everything is made of energy. We are all made up of energy vibrating at different frequencies. We have a choice to vibrate love and positivity or to vibrate sadness and disparity. When you step back and take a moment to consciously choose to vibrate love, you will notice more love in places you never expected. When you look for the love in each situation, you will find it.

Here is my story of looking for love in each situation.

When I look back on my most memorable Valentines Day, it actually had nothing to do with a significant other and everything to do with spending time with my daughter. I was given a gift of a one-night stay in Banff for Christmas and the only weekend that worked for me to go away was Valentines weekend, which I clearly did not realize when I had booked it.

So I took my 5-year old away for a special mommy and daughter weekend. We went to the fancy hotel, checked in, played in the hot tub, and then went for dinner. I tried to convince my 5-year old that we should go into the town to a more kid-appropriate restaurant for dinner, but she insisted that we eat at the fancy restaurant in the hotel, much to my mortification at the moment.

At the restaurant, there were all of these couples around us having special Valentines' dinners and toasting over glasses of wine. Meanwhile, I sat with my 5-year-old, who ordered grilled cheese and was sitting on me, then beside me and then of course under the table and chatting with people as they walked by. I am sure right now you are picturing this and laughing at the thought of this scene.