So many people have been complaining today and it's not just the normal eww it's Monday kind of lament it seems to be because it's Valentine's Day. As a kid I was usually sick around this time of year so Valentine's Day used to mean a trip to the doc for strep or bronchitis. However, for so many it's a time when they express their love. What I find a shame is that they have to wait for one particular day. What is wrong with treating your loved ones to chocolate candies, cards of appreciation, hugs, kisses and dinners more than once a year? Does Valentine's Day mean that you can treat your loved ones like crap the rest of the year and make up for it in one day?
If you look up who Valentine's Day is named after each one of the many "saints" and others were martyrs. Now I don't know about you, but celebrating peace love and understanding on a day that someone chose for martyrdom is not my idea of romantic love...or even familial love.
I appreciate the many times that my sons will hug me or kiss me on the cheek during the year, or when my husband tells me, "I love you" or my friends tell me that they have my back. I don't want to wait till one day a year to hear those kinds of things....and we are not guaranteed that we will make it each year to that particular day. So is it really in our best interest to make such a big deal over a day that should only enhance the relationships that you have that you wouldn't trade for anything? I love each one of my friends in a special way, my family is the light of my life and I don't want to wait for ONE day out of the year to tell them that....so make the most of the time you have with each of your loves everyday, because who knows what tomorrow may bring.