I’m not sure how I feel about Valentine’s Day. Everyone seems to think that it’s wrong to dedicate only one day to love. But I don’t think that’s the point, at least not for me. It’s a day to recognize love, and I guess to reflect on it. That’s what I like about it.
But then again, it’s a very cheesy, commercialized holiday. Now I don’t mind the cheese, but I don’t like the exploitation of love by commercial vendors. It’s kind of over the top. I don’t think couples should feel pressured to do something “special” on Valentine’s Day. You can do something “special” any day of the year.
Another downside of Valentine’s Day is its effect on singles. I’ve been there. It’s not fun. Everywhere you look, you see gooey romances and happy couples flaunting their love in your face. And that often leads to complaining. Stop. You’re not going to be alone forever. Celebrate being single. Hang out with your single friends and have a good time. Just because you’re not loved by a significant other, you are loved by friends, so celebrate that. And no one’s flaunting anything.
Valentine’s Day should be a day to celebrate love in all its forms. It’s not the one day of the year to tell people you love them, like some may think, but a day to reflect and celebrate love everywhere. Don’t be so cynical :)
I may not love the day myself, but I’ll try to be optimistic and see it differently than others.