Friday, February 14, 2014
Why I Am Not Anti-Valentine's Day
I am quite surprised when perusing through social media the past few days all the hate people are expressing towards Valentine's Day. I feel like this hatred has particularly grown since the economy crashed and most people don't have much disposable income. I get it. I think it is over commercialized and you shouldn't have to spend $100 on flowers when they are going to die next week but I like to look at the glass as half full and express why I DO believe in Valentine's Day.
I know a common argument is you shouldn't need a holiday to express your feelings for someone and show them you care. AGREED but do we always take the time needed to do this? In the crazy hustle and bustle of everyday it's easy to forget to show appreciation all the times we should. This one day reminds us to do so and you don't have to spend money to do it. It just means taking the time out to say thanks and I love you. And taking the time to go on a much needed date especially for all those parents out there. They are probably going: "Date? What's that?"
And that is my point. It gives people the initiative to make special plans happen. It is important for people to take time out to enjoy their partner. Again, it doesn't need to be an expensive date. It can be a picnic at a park, a stroll on the beach, sitting on the couch and watching romantic comedies. The point is to just take time to do something fun with the person you love. And is it really that horrible to have an extra reason to tell someone you love them.
I believe you can celebrate the sentiment of the holiday without getting caught up in all the commercialism everyone complains about. And if you do enjoy going out buying flowers, candies and other goodies, you are helping the economy and there is no shame in that. I know many florists that depend on Valentine's Day.
So I hope, you are enjoying today!!! I will be celebrating tomorrow with the hubby since he is pulling a double today but I cannot wait for our one on one time tomorrow!! HAPPY VALENTINE'S!!