Since tomorrow is Valentine’s Day I thought it would be cool if I wrote something about it. So here I am: writing.
So, what about tomorrow? It’s just another day, right? But somehow everyone manages to make it feel so special. It’s like for just a day love is literally in the air. Everyone is talking about love, but somehow it gets tainted.
Don’t get me wrong, I like Valentine’s Day and I don’t have anything against it. It just seems so weird that just one single day can have such an impact on people. I mean it’s just a day. There is no difference between February 14th or February 20th, but somehow couples seem so much more in love on the 14th than on the 20th. Lonely people feel more alone on the 14th than on the 20th. Where does that come from? Well, let me tell you something… it’s in our minds. There’s a build up during this month. They start playing those romantic classics on the TV: Titanic, The Notebook, Pretty Woman, etc. There are hearts everywhere you look when you go out for a walk. The stores, don’t get me started on the stores: everything is pink, white and red. Everything is about what you buy for your special loved one in order to make her/him feel special. The music that sounds on the stores talks about love. Even we have Valentine’s Day specials on our TV shows.
Everyone is talking about this day, about having or not having a special someone. And well, unless you have a strong mind, it’s impossible to stop all these things from getting under your skin. And that’s what makes you think you need to buy gifts for your loved one or you have to have a loved one. It makes you think that you have to do something on that day. That it doesn’t matter if you do awesome things during the whole year. If you don’t do something on the 14th… you are a bad lover. I think we need to change that.
I think we don’t need gifts, they are nice, of course. I personally like receiving gifts, but I like them during the whole year. If your loved one can’t buy you a gift for Valentine’s day because he/she doesn’t have the money right now, that doesn’t make him/her a bad boyfriend/girlfriend. I think gifts are nice, but not mandatory. We have to learn that since this special day is in our minds, we shall perceive this as a personal reminder: maybe, if you can afford a gift, buy him/her something that says “I love you, thank you for being the way you are and loving me the way you do” but also do something nice and try to do that every now and then during the whole year. It doesn’t have to be a diamond. Not even chocolates. Maybe a little something made with origami. What’s important is that you take the time to do something and that you do that often, because love is love and you don’t have to wait a whole year to show it.
And what about loneliness? Well, that’s though. I know, I’ve been there several times. Since this whole day is in your mind try to remember: It’s just a day. There is nothing special unless you make it special. Wanna make it special? Then make this day all about you or your friends. Love yourself. Surround yourself with people you love or go and treat yourself. Be happy to have you as your companion. Because having someone special to share this day is great, but being happy and at peace with yourself: it’s amazing.
This day, and any other day, you have to try to be happy and at peace. Tell the people you love that you love them. And don’t do it because is Valentine’s Day, do it because as any other day, love should be in the air. This day is special as longs as you allow it, it doesn’t have to have power over you. You are the one that has the power to make it special, as long as you want it.
I would love to know what are your thoughts on Valentine’s Day! Do you agree with me? Do you think I’m completely wrong? Let me know in the comment section below and tell me what you think! I would love to see you next time… bye!