I hear more complaints about Valentine’s Day than any other holiday. People who are in a relationship complain about having to choose the perfect romantic gift. People who are not in a relationship say this day depresses them because it is a reminder they are alone. But I say, it’s just a day. It is what you make it.
In November many people use the month to list daily things they are thankful for. Why can’t we use February as an opportunity to list the things we love or the people we love, have loved, or who have loved us? There are no rules. Let’s create it how we want. Valentines doesn’t have to be about romance. Let’s make it be about appreciation, expressing affection for those we care about.
Go buy yourself a box of school exchange valentines. Or better yet, make your own. Write a short note on each, telling the people in your world that you love them, why you love them, what you love about them. Spend time expressing positive things to the people in your world who are probably tired of hearing negatives and could really use some positives.
I do heart Valentine’s Day, for some new good reasons.