How do you feel about Valentine’s Day? Do you consider it to be a special day, one where you express your deep love and appreciation for your significant other? Or is it just a commercialized “Hallmark Holiday” where you feel pressured to spend money on cards, flowers, candy, jewelry, and/or expensive dinners in order to stay on the good side of the one you love? Either way, what, if anything, are your plans for Valentine’s Day this year?
I agree with the people that say that it’s commercialized. How many of us have been in the grocery store on Valentines Day behind a guy that is buying flowers because he forgot.
This year will be a double whammy since it’s the day before Family Day which is a holiday in Ontario. As a single person it’s not easy having holidays that are specifically geared to having special people in your life. I recently wrote that this year I have decided to treat myself so I bought a “love yourself” box from a local business. It has a candle, perfume, face lotion, a bath bomb and bath salts. I don’t know when I will have an opportunity to get dressed up and wear perfume but maybe I’ll just wear it for myself.
We show love in many different ways. Taking care of someone when they are sick. Making your loved ones favourite meal. My friend standing at the graveside crying with me. We should be telling people we love them EVERYDAY.