“Ohh, Valentines is for the dimwit,” she said, rolling her eyes. “It’s is merely a way for couples to frivolously show-off and rub it in our faces, I mean YAY for you, but frankly no one cares! Seriously, shouldn’t you be loving to that person all year round rather than just that one day whilst you publicly embarrass and put to shame to those who are single!” she said throwing her arms up in the air with exasperation, storming out the door.
Okay, maybe that was a tiny bit exaggerated but we have to agree we have all heard that sort of conversation at some point in our lives. Which brings me to my title of this post, does it really make people more unhappy than happy? If it does, than I genuinely feel like you are really misunderstanding the larger and meaningful meaning behind this day in general, which can be summed up in purely one word, LOVE.
Love is the most powerful and strongest emotion a human can evoke. It expresses a human virtue that is based on affection, compassion and kindness. Valentine’s Day DOES NOT only solely revolve around your significant other partner but rather anyone who you care and love! I think it is time for people to stop being so negative about this day but instead use this day/month to their advantage and celebrate it with the people they care about. Just be grateful for the people you have around you and show some gratification to maybe your parents, siblings, grandparents, pets, friends, teachers/mentors, etc. anyone that could have possible shaped your life in some way and allowed you to be you.
Yes, most people will associate Valentines as a time essentially for lovers and although you must have gathered by now that I do not only categorize that prospect of Valentines exclusively to that arena, but even if that were true, so what?? Why can’t that be an inspiration to others instead of being bitter at other people’s happiness!? So, the next time you see a couple holding hands or snuggling, instead of rolling your eyes at them or smirking under your noses, admire their love and aspire that one day, hopefully you would be in that place with someone you love! Love in general should never have a negative connotation, whether it be Valentine’s Day or any other random day of the year.
Yes, I am married now and you may think that who am I to talk about how to feel if your single but I was single for a while before I found ‘the one’, which was not a very long time ago so I come from a place where I did not look down upon this day but appreciated it.
If anything, at the least, this day should also be about loving yourself! True happiness only comes when you are content within and you love yourself from the inside-out. So, go ahead and make this day a reminder of loving and caring for yourself; be happy with what you have achieved so far and aspire for higher goals. Treat yourself to a spa and relaxing day. Allow yourself to do the things you love and simply make this day about you! You can’t possibly love others to your fullest without loving yourself first so be selfish and indulge in your happiness in whatever form or way that may be.
So without further ado, I will proudly and confidently announce publicly to all those who are SINGLE and to those who are in a RELATIONSHIP, Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone! Spread the love!
What are your thoughts about Valentine’s Day??