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Article: Celebrating Non-Romantic Love

Celebrating Non-Romantic Love

Celebrating Non-Romantic Love

Join us in prioritising all forms of love!

With Valentine's Day fast approaching, we're taking the time to remind ourselves that romantic love is not the most important love of all... There are so many types of love and relationships that deserve to be prioritised with time, care, attention and yes, love. 

If, for whatever reason, romantic love is not on the schedule for you this Valentine’s Day, perhaps you’ll fancy joining us and Leslie Knope in celebrating all the other forms of love instead.

Here are a few ideas to get you started…

  1. Treat yourself – buy some flowers or a little gift, have a proper bath, go for a long walk, cook a special meal, watch your favourite movie, complete your journal. Simply take a few hours to celebrate YOU and all that you do for yourself to keep going everyday.

  2. Do something kind for a random stranger – compliment an outfit or smile (in a non-creepy way!) buy someone in need a cup of coffee or give them a book you’ve enjoyed, take a few minutes to talk to an elderly neighbour. 

  3. Write a letter to a close friend – our platonic relationships are often just as important (if not more so) as our romantic ones. Take some time to write to a friend and tell them how much you love and appreciate them. 

  4. Create a special day for someone non-romantic – could be anyone, maybe a child or friend? Take them out for dinner, buy them flowers, celebrate them for all the joy and love they bring to your life! 

  5. Thank a significant person in your life – could be a parent, grandparent, teacher, carer, friend… anyone that’s supported you and helped shape you positively as a person. Give them a call or drop them a note to share what an impact they made.

Any other ideas? We'd love to hear them, let us know in the comments below.

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