Who doesn’t love Valentine’s Day?!?
Valentines Day is the perfect holiday; my favorite, actually! I submit that it should really be everyone’s favorite, actually. I mean, it’s a day consecrated to telling everyone how much you love them. What could be better? You get to eat chocolate, love on people and wear bright, warm, happy colors! It’s basically a win-win-win situation! People who hate valentines day are just selfish. Oh don’t get all offended. Think about it! Why do people hate Valentine’s day so openly and aggressively? It is always one of two reasons.
A.) Because they are single.
B.) Because nobody makes them feel special. Or special “enough”.
This is a whole load of hooey. Valentine’s Day should NOT be all about YOU feeling special and everybody showering YOU with love! If you are expecting that, you will always be disappointed! Okay, yes, people who are in couples often use Valentine’s Day as an excuse to be particularly nauseating, but this is NOT a reason to hate it, just all the more reason to RECLAIM it! Valentine’s day should be about EVERYONE pausing to recognize that they are enormously blessed by the people in their lives. It should be about showing appreciation for the people we come into contact with every day; about showering people we care about with love. Nothing could be more joyful to celebrate! What could really be better than a day meant to tell people how much you love them? And not just romantically (for you single people who get all angsty!). I have never once had a serious significant other around for a Valentine’s Day celebration. . . but that hasn’t stopped me from having an INCREDIBLE eight years of Valentine joy in my adult life. So, my message to you is the same one I give to myself: Don’t be bitter. Love on people who ARE in your life rather than pouting about the people who aren’t or resenting the happy people around you for the 24 hours of February 14th!
Don’t wreck your Valentine’s day with demanding expectations, just enjoy showering love on other people!