A very happy Valentines day to you. It’s the first time in six years since starting this blog that I’ve decided to properly blog about valentines day.
I love the concept of Valentines. I love the symbolism of it all and I love the simple ways in which people celebrate their love for one another.
These days of course, you’re almost seen as a sell-out if you celebrate. People talk about how commercialism has taken over. People are almost afraid to celebrate now because so many people have jumped on the cynical bandwagon.
It’s a such shame that such a beautiful day has taken it’s toll on people and has left people with mixed emotions.
It’s taken the focus away from the day and it’s true meaning. It’s just a day which people can celebrate together and show their love to all the special people in their life. It’s doesn’t just have to be spouses or partners.
Life is challenging enough and so why not make a special day to shower people with affection to make up for the days in which we sometimes forget. It’s just about using this one day as a focus on love and appreciation.
I for one haven’t forgotten and am going to be letting all my friends, family and my special someone know just how much they mean to me.
You don’t have to buy cards, or flowers, or expensive gifts, or make expensive trips. You can celebrate with a special breakfast together, make something special for someone or even dig out something that has a special meaning to both of you.
You don’t have to be in a relationship also to make the most out of Valentines day. Even if you’re single, you don’t have to be lonely and feel that way just because you see others celebrating. Everything always looks greener but you can make special that which is already around you. Just show some extra love to your family and friends.
Maybe even head out with friends on fun dating events and help those around you find love.
However you choose to celebrate, please don’t let the cynics win. Valentines day is beautiful and always see the deeper meaning in it beyond the commercial marketing hype.