Before everyone assumes it's because I've turned into a cynical, love-hating, single girl, let me just clarify that it's not the case.
In fact, I love, love.
I love being in love & I love seeing people in love. Whether it be between family, friends, or a significant other, I think love is everything.
My annoyance with Valentine's Day is mainly due to the pressure that it causes, which usually overpowers the actual celebration of love that it's really about...
Pressure to "define the relationship."
Pressure to get the right card/gift.
Pressure to plan something just right.
Pressure to not get your hopes up.
Pressure to not disappoint.
Pressure to not feel disappointed.
Pressure to not wallow in your single-dom & feel sorry for yourself.
Love should be celebrated every day. Now I know that's not realistic, but isn't an "I love you" card/gift more meaningful when you aren't expecting it?? Thoughtfulness because you wanted to, not because you were supposed to...
I'm not saying not to celebrate Valentine's Day--because really, why not have another reason to celebrate--I'm saying to think about celebrating love throughout the year, as well. :)
Oh well, enough negativity! We'll just embrace it--Happy Valentine's Day!
To my wonderful family & friends who always make me feel so loved:
I love you & am grateful for you, every day. :)
|pun-ny cards I sent out to friends.|
Love is the answer--at least for most of the questions in my heart.
Like: why we here? where do we go? & how come it's so hard?
-jack johnson, "better together"