My reason for not being a fan of Valentine's Day is because I don’t believe that love is something that should be expressed or shown just this one day. Love is ever the more meaningful and true when shared on a random day when the expression has nothing to do with a commercialized holiday.
Like the majority of the population, I used to get sucked into this day. I remember getting bent out of shape and my feelings all hurt because an ex-boyfriend bought me a Valentine's Day card but didn’t fill it out. This left me feeling all boo-hoo-hoo, but I could have spent that boo-hoo energy on something way more productive.
Valentine's Day is what you make if it and even though this holiday is romanticized, it doesn’t have to be about romance. It could simply be about the ones you love. Whether it be your parents, your friends, your children, your grandparents or siblings; Valentine's Day is valid for all of the above.
If you’re single don’t look at couples and be all ‘whoa is me’ because they have someone to go to dinner with and you don’t. I’ve learned (and am still learning) not to judge relationships from what they look like on the outside. Today might be the only day of the year that that couple you’re checking out is having dinner and if it wasn’t Valentine's Day that dinner might not be happening at all. Focus on the people you do have who love you and be happy because everyone else might not be as blessed with love as you.
So don’t take me out just today. Don’t send me flowers just today. Don’t love me just today. Do this for me any and every day.
And I am blessed that today, tomorrow and always I am and will be loved.
Wishing you LOVEly days and plenty!
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