It is a little depressing to see how much negativity is stemmed from Valentines Day. Ok ok, I get that it is a made-up holiday that supports consumerism with the purchasing of cards, flowers and chocolate, but today doesn’t have to be about that. I also understand how it can be viewed as the national “I’m single, so lets rub it in day,” but I think if you get down to the core take-away message of today, it doesn’t have to include any of that negativity.
Whether you have a significant person or not, I believe the day is about sharing your love with those you do love. A day to let those people that are important in your life to know how important they are to you. A favorite quote of mine is: “You really shouldn’t say ‘I love you’ unless you mean it. But if you mean it, you should say it a lot. People forget.” By an unknown author.
It could be your mom, dad, brother, sister, neighbor, class crush, barista down the street, bar tender, bus driver, or significant other if you have been lucky enough to find that person, but be sure to let them know that you care about them today. Valentines Day is a national day to remind you to say “I love you” because people do forget and it always nice to be reminded that you are loved.
So, with that, have a very happy Valentines Day! You are loved.