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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Day of Love!

By Kiara Tatum

It’s Valentine’s Day and everyone, whether you are anti-Valentine’s Day or pro Valentine’s Day, will be celebrating somehow.  This can be hard time for those with PH and single because it’s not so easy to feel free to love someone when you are coping with PH.  And those who are in a relationship may not have enough money to afford a gift for their love one.  PH is a rather expensive illness to treat.  So have three tips for the singles and for the couples.

Single Phriends:

  1. Go out with your single friends.  Maybe go bowling or catch a movie together.  Celebrate being single with other singles.
  2. Stay home with your family.  Sometimes going out on Valentine’s Day is too much because there is red hearts, roses and chocolate everywhere you turn.  So just hang out with family or invite some single friends over to spend time with them.
  3. Take a chance and go out on a blind date.  Use those newest dating apps and find someone who’s single and meet up.  You never know, the day of Love can be a great day to find your true match.

Valentine’s on a Budget:

  1. Have a picnic dinner indoors.  Make a wonderful dinner for you and your love one.  Spread out that picnic blanket on the floor and sit on the blanket and share a cooked meal together.
  2. Write a love poem or love letter to that special someone.  Sharing your thoughts and feelings this special day will make that someone special fall in love all over again with you.
  3. Take your love one to McDonald’s.  Seriously, I hear that McDonald’s is setting up Valentine’s Day seating with candlelight dinners.  That’s sure to fit into anyone’s budget this Valentine’s Day.

These are just some of my thoughts to share with the singles and the couples this Valentine’s Day. You can find other ideas all over the Internet. Everyone have a wonderful day full of love from friends and family.

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