Regardless of where you live, the world marks certain days to commemorate the act of love and kindness. Whether you celebrate Valentine’s Day on February 14th in the United Kingdom, UAE or Argentina, or you celebrate White Day a little later on March 14th in Korea, the world is poised to spread joy, love, and kindness.
While this holiday of love is traditionally marked by sending loved ones candy, flowers, and romantic cards, there are other ways to spread love this Valentine’s Day.
We have all heard the old saying “you must love yourself before you love another.” As cliché as this may sound, it’s the truth! When we neglect to show ourselves appreciation and compassion it becomes hard to express those feeling towards someone else.
This Valentine’s Day, love yourself. Start by carving out a little time to enjoy the wonders and joys of your life. Take a moment to recognize what makes you special and unique. Understanding what we truly love about ourselves allows us to share our great qualities with the people in our lives. Treat yourself to a walk in the park, read a great book, or pamper yourself with a personal gift or indulgence. You deserve it!
Valentine’s Day is the perfect day to take an extra moment to remind your loved ones how much they mean to you. Aside from giving a physical gift, this is the perfect time to show your love and appreciation through non-monetary actions.
– Words of affirmation – Perhaps the simplest of expressing love, words of affirmation tell the people in your life how much they mean to you and why. It’s easy to take people for granted, especially when they are an integral part of our daily lives. Take a moment to express your feelings to the people who impact your life.
– Acts of kindness – For some, actions speak louder than words. A great way to express your love and appreciation to others is through thoughtful actions. Whether you prepare a home cooked meal, lend a helping hand, or offer a kind gesture, these actions will show your love and appreciation to others.
– Quality time – Given the hustle and bustle of our fast paced world, time is precious. Spending time with the people you love and care for is one of the best ways to express your love. Step away from the smartphone and plan a time to visit with loved ones. Your dedication to the immediate needs of your loved ones will be deeply appreciated.
Love Your Community
Don’t forget to show your fellow man some love this Valentine’s Day! Reach out within your community and volunteer. Oftentimes the most loving and rewarding gift we can give to ourselves is the gift of giving to others.
Showing compassion to a complete stranger or organization through volunteering is like giving the world a big snuggly hug. Volunteering within your community allows you to spread love and kindness with people in need.
At Woolenstocks we are proud partners of individuals who are committed to helping society and humankind. We work with artisans in remote areas of the Himalayas, to help families grow food and find long-term solutions to poverty. Together we strive to make the world a better place.
This Valentine’s Day, we would like to take a moment to recognize all of the female artisans who allow us to share their talent and craft with the world. Thank you for your hard work, time, talent, dedication, and love that goes into every order we fulfil!