As always, I'm a little late with journal things, but I have a few friends still on romantic holidays with their significant others and other things on the like which made me smile.
So, I thought I'd say my peace, here is my problem (it's not really a problem but more a thought/opinion) with it as an idea.
Valentine's day is wonderful
, it is so nice to think that a whole day is dedicated to love because of one man's romantic and dedication to a single woman. (you should look up the story of Valentine, it's nice...) However; to me I think it is too commercialised, and although a celebration of love I think that society today forces it onto people to do that crazy thing that will outdo another couple that they may know- and/or, be pressured
into a relationship
or made to feel alone if they aren't in one.
I myself think that although its a great notion, it leaves single people "out of the loop" entirely
. I think that Valentine's Day should be spent appreciating those around us that deserve to know that they are loved by you, and in fact every day. Every day I try my best to make one person smile. Just one. I try to spread cheer and happiness everywhere I go and treat my true friends like family, for what are we but human? every one of us have felt the same emotions and been through similar things. Why is it that people do not extend the love that is supposedly for one day, every day of the year?
So here is what I said on my Facebook, in an attempt to at least change one persons day:
"Whether you're taken or single it matters not. Enjoy the day, spread the love and remember above all to be happy. See it as a day of appreciation- that as an ideal love still exists. Marvellous in all of its forms. I love my Ninjas, my friends and family- adoptive and extended too. Fill yourself with happiness and hope rather than disappointment and longing"
With food for thought
I leave you
Until next time~