love: valentines day.


This is something of a new-found love for me. I used to be of the same opinion of many singles:
"You shouldn't need a special day to tell someone that you love them."
But I've been thinking, and as I stated at the beginning of the month, my opinion has changed.
Maybe it is partially due to the fact that I've found my sweetheart,
but that's beside the point.

See, Valentines Day is like Thanksgiving. Or Christmas. Or the Fourth of July.
We shouldn't need one day dedicated to being thankful, or joyous, or patriotic.
But we do. We have holidays to remind us of those things. To remind us to do them year-round.

So, I propose that we stop thinking of Valentines Day as a purely commercial holiday,
and excuse for people to spend tons of money on their significant other,
or the one day a year that people express love.
Because it's not.

Love is not just romantic.
It's the love you have for your best friend,
your mom and dad,
your brother or sister,
your family,
yourself (because that is so important)
and yes, your sweetheart.

Love is that feeling you get when you sacrifice for someone,
when you serve others,
and when someone does the same for you.

Let's look past the commercialism, and let the people we love know that we love them.
*Post edit: unfortunately, I wasn't feeling well when I got home from work today. I will try to post a giveaway later this week.*

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