A Valentine’s Day Footnote
I acknowledge my list of things that urks the shit out of me is growing at a rapid pace. I am not sure if this is because my patience level is thinning as I age or if I am just more acutely aware of my pet peeves. Am I the only one that hates to hear these phrases come out of a woman’s mouth or man’s mouth on Valentine’s Day:
I don’t see the point in Valentine’s Day; a man should show you he loves you every day.
I hate Valentine’s Day.
Are you doing anything special today? (Especially when it is coming from someone who knows your single)
I’m spending Valentine’s Day alone again!
Valentine’s Day is just another Holiday to make people spend their money. It’s about making money for the stores.
Typically these comments come from women who have been brain washed by their cheap mates, who are single and depressed about it, or who are trying to impress a guy they just met by making them believe they are different than most women. I personally love Valentine’s Day. I love everything about it. I love wearing my pink; I love the idea of spending a day acknowledging LOVE. For those folks who bash the Holiday, I look at them similarly to how I look at those assholes who attempt to downplay marriage and having a family.
I woke up feeling extra grateful and full of love as well as full of possibilities! There is absolutely nothing wrong with being single on Valentine’s Day. As a matter of fact it should be a day spent loving yourself and where you are in life. Or even practicing for when the right man comes. Why not cook yourself a romantic meal and buy yourself an expensive bottle of wine, light some candles, and enjoy the LOVE you have for yourself. If you’re in a relationship instead of bashing the holiday embrace it. Celebrate the idea you have found someone to spend the Holiday with who loves you every day, but doesn’t mind taking an extra day to show how much they care about you.
Love is a beautiful thing and should be celebrated! I am some grateful for the LOVE my readers have shown me. Happy Valentine’s Day lovers!
P.S. A new tale of dating foolery coming next week. I couldn’t in good consciousness write a blog about the dating foolery on Valentine’s Day!