Let me hop onto the express train of Valentine’s Day posts. And, as we all know, V-Day is just around the corner… (yay!!)
To be honest, I did not expect to be spending Valentine’s Day alone this year. My break up back in December caught me by surprised and I’m still heartbroken by it. I’ll share my story with you guys when I figure out everything.
But, despite the unfortunate turn of events, I don’t find myself hating Valentine’s Day. If I’m single, it’s just another day. Given my circumstances, I’ll get bummed out when I wake up but I’ll get through the day. If I’m in a relationship, it’ll be a day of love but honestly, shouldn’t we be expressing our love to our significant other regularly without a calendar telling us to do so?
I’m reading all these post about tips on surviving V-Day alone, benefits on being single, etc. etc.
Let’s just take a step back and remind ourselves that Valentine’s Day is a day of love. And love comes in many, many, many different types of forms. V-Day is not dedicated to our SO. If Valentine’s Day is a day of love, show your love to your parents, your siblings, your best friends, your dog, or even your neighbour that you say ‘good morning’ to every day.
I think a lot of us need to remember that love comes from the people around us. We shouldn’t have to look up ‘tips on how to survive Valentine’s if you’re single’ or ‘top 10 things to do if you’re single’. So what if you’re single? Treat Valentine’s Day like any other day. Or, buy a rose for your mother, buy chocolates for your best friend, and hell, even buy a bag of treats for your pet. We express our love to our significant other almost on a daily basis so why not use the day to express your love for your best friend that helped you through high school?
Valentine’s Day is just another day. There’s no need to hate Feb. 14th. If you’re really bitter about it, switch your perspective about love and realize that family/friends love, pet love, neighbourly love, or whatever love (even blog love!) is worth celebrating and being thankful for.