Be Your Own Valentine.

Last night I stopped in at Whole Foods, and the roses and tulips were overflowing the flower buckets. I hadn’t intended to buy myself two dozen long-stemmed peach roses, but when I saw them, they were just so lovely. What better way to take care of me, nurture me, celebrate my awesomeness, than to buy myself this Valentine’s gift? So I took them to the counter and asked the flower girl to add some baby’s breath and wrap them up. She wrapped them in orange tissue paper, and they were so gorgeous, I could feel myself beaming.

My checker said, “Those are going to make someone very happy.”

I said, “Me!”

We both laughed. It felt good. It got me thinking–I shall continue in this vein for the next few days. Today I’m going to buy myself six of the most delectable hand-made truffles I can find. And I’m going to book myself an hour-and-a-half massage at my favorite day spa for next weekend.

There’s no need to be sad and lonesome on Valentine’s Day. Be your own Valentine. You get better flowers.

About UB Ella

UB Ella (f/k/a Unconfirmed Bachelorette) is a 50-something recovered lawyer who left the practice of law to embrace a full-time writing life. Never-married, child-free Ella resides in Austin, Texas and Ontario, Canada with her four bad cats.
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13 Responses to Be Your Own Valentine.

  1. The roses you chose are my favorite color to give myself. More power to you.


  2. Reblogged this on Unconfirmed Bachelorette and commented:

    An oldie but goodie. Happy VD, Blogosphere!



  3. literarylydi says:

    Great post. To truly love others you have to love yourself first. Why shouldn’t Valentines be a day to pamper yourself!


  4. PERFECT! I like the coral ones myself and no one thinks to buy those. My late husband once brought me a dozen pink roses for my birthday and said, “I know I’m supposed to get you red ones for love, but these smelled like real roses.” I’ll never forget that.


  5. gertmcqueen says:

    excellent! always treat yourself well! During the winter I always buy myself fresh flowers…under $5 at Walmart, some last 2 weeks and every week I fix up 4 to 5 different vases of flowers around my living space. Then on my way to my partner’s home on the weekends, I stop and buy flowers for his place and another 3 to 4 vases of flowers around to look at and pick up our spirits. At his place I have all kinds of flower beds, cultivated and wild flowers, so fresh flowers are a staple for us!


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