The Holiday Of Mixed Feelings...

Ah, Valentines Day. The day everyone either hates or loves. Everyone has mixed feelings about this particular holiday. People love valentines because it symbolizes the day where all the boyfriends send their girls chocolate and flowers. I mean, what’s not to like about that?

A few things actually. First off, some people don't like the holiday because it reminds all of the single people out there they don’t have “anyone” in their lives. PUL-LEEZE, just because you don’t have a boyfriend doesn’t mean you don’t have anyone girl! This trend has actually picked up some traction, with girls celebrating with their best friends and not their boyfriends. Galentine’s Day is a lot of fun, but if I’m being honest, I’m not the biggest fan of this trend.

Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate the thought, and it is fun to celebrate the with my best girl friends, but I think we’ve put too much of a box on the holiday. It seems that now the only thing you can do on Feb. 14 is to be with your boyfriend, or have a girls’ night. I think it can mean much more than that.

To me, Valentine’s Day is about celebrating the people, the relationships, you love and care about. It doesn’t matter if you are the kind of person with one friend. Celebrate your relationship. Maybe you are the person who doesn’t have many people in your life, but your parents are always there. Celebrate your relationship with them. Perhaps you are an orphan. Your parents aren’t in your life anymore, and you don’t have many friends because you are moved from one foster house to another. But you do have a brother. Celebrate the fact that you have each other. Let’s make Valentine’s Day more about what it really could be. It doesn’t have to be just about the obvious relationships we think about when we consider the holiday. It’s much more than we give it credit for.

This Feb. 14 find one of the relationships you don’t think you could live without. Find that person and share this holiday with them. Do something to remind your loved ones they are truly cared for. (I suggest chocolate, it’s one thing that this holiday is doing right. I also wouldn't mind getting free pizza. If that doesn't say love I don't know what does.) Better get busy, you’ve only got a few days left before the holiday arrives! But then again, you can appreciate your relationships on any given day.