For some reason, singletons like me get pity on Valentine’s day. The world pressures us and makes us feel like we need someone to be “complete or whole”. I bought that crap for a long time, but somewhere along the way, I realized that I was complete all by myself. That I had to depend on myself for happiness and seek God for that joy.
So for this Valentine’s day season, I gave myself a 5 day cupcake challenge. During the work week, which for me runs Monday through Friday, I would get a cupcake to enjoy. Eating sweets and other things I enjoy brings me happiness. If you can’t tell by my blog already, I love food. So I figured, what better way to honor myself this weekend by eating cupcakes? Lol!
So, on Monday I headed to Katalina’s Bakery, which is literally a few steps from my office. I knew I was doing the right thing, a lovely sign in the shop persuaded me that I was.
Keep calm and eat a cupcake. Which was exactly my plan. Or maybe I would throw in the Snoopy happy dance? Who knows? After perusing through all of the options, I finally decided on a red velvet cupcake and carried it back to my office, where I proceeded to devour it.
So that is what I have done every day this week. I have been walking or running (depending on my time schedule) over to Katalina’s and getting a cupcake.
I know it isn’t something that I could do everyday for the rest of my life unless I planned to exercise like crazy as well, but it made me happy. I think it is very important for people to take the time to do nice things for themselves. The more self-love you have, the easier it is for you in turn to love someone else. So I will continue to do silly food challenges and try new things because it brings me joy. And at the end of the day, that should matter. I think Buddha said it best ,”You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love & affection”.
Now let me end this post so I can finish my last cupcake. Yum!
p.s. What nice things to you like to do for yourself?