Valentine’s Day always cracks me up. People get all up in arms about the commercialization of this day dedicated to love. They don’t celebrate it. They think it’s stupid. Why waste your money? Blah-dee-blah-blah.
I get it. Love should be expressed every day. We should take the time every day to look at the people in our lives and say “I love you”, “you’re special to me”, “I appreciate all you do”. But HEY…PARTY PEOPLE…the fact is…we don’t!
So my question is…what’s wrong with having a day dedicated to REMEMBERING to love?! What’s wrong with having a day to stop and reflect on the love and joy in your life. If there’s a day dedicated to love, warmth and joy…I’m all for it. Yeah, yeah, yeah…EVERY DAY should be that…but seriously, c’mon…it’s NOT. While I don’t buy into the commercialization, I DO love getting flowers. I DO love the chocolate. I DO love that I see couples take an extra moment to hug or kiss or love or…just be together. I love that there’s a day where people pause and actually THINK about love.
My opinion? If you’re at all interested?
I love Valentine’s Day. I don’t love the pressure some feel…but I love that we have a day dedicated to celebrating love. I mean…how awesome is that? No partner? No husband? No love life? Who the heck cares?! Love up on SOMEONE…your kids, your parents, your best friend. It doesn’t have to be a romantic love…I place Valentine’s Day into just a day of celebrating LOVE…whatever LOVE you have. Fill your day with it. So. Beautiful.
Cherish love. Shower love with gratitude today. Take a moment and just…love. Love your life. Love who you are. Love your kids. Love the possibilities life has for you. Hug someone special. Kiss someone special. Love up on those near and dear to you.
Sure, sure…do that every day if you can. But, you won’t. Because, well….life.
So while there are some out there bah-humbugging Valentine’s Day…I choose to celebrate it. I choose to make it exciting for my kids. I choose to hold those near and dear to me and tell them I love them. YUP, I’ll show just a little more love today because there is power in a day dedicated to love. The energy is different…love IS in the air if you’ll just calm down about the commercialization of it…just…enjoy love.
So, all my lovely readers out there…I love you. I honour you. I respect and cherish you. Thank you for being a part of my life. Thank you for supporting me. Thank you for loving me. Your strength and support and love mean more to me now than you could ever know.
I truly love you all. With all I am…Happy Valentine’s Day.