I can’t decide which is worse today: people who are gloating about receiving gifts or the people complaining about the people receiving gifts.
Valentine’s Day is just a holiday. You don’t have to participate. No one is forcing you into buying chocolates or going to dinner at Sullivan’s Steak House.
Instead of complaining about not having a valentine or complaining about those who do or complaining about not receiving a gift… can we all just take a step back and remember what this holiday is actually about? Love.
I mean, I’m no expert, but you don’t have to have a significant other to enjoy this Thursday that happens to fall on February 14. Fact.
All this Valentine’s Day chatter got me really thinking about the past 1-2 years of my life. In college I have seriously taken time to reintroduce myself to Lara. (I swear I’m not crazy). I learned a long time ago that the most important relationship to have at this time in my life is the one that I have with myself. After all, how can someone else love you if you can’t even love yourself?
Take a step back and realize that just because YOU don’t happen to have a significant other and it appears that every single other person in the world does…that doesn’t mean there’s something wrong with you. It doesn’t mean that you have to hate this day or feel miserable and wallow in self-pity all day.
Go buy yourself something nice, eat some damn chocolate, and call it a day because YOU LOVE YOURSELF…and that’s the most important love of all.
***DISCLAIMER: I’m truly happy for the couples that get to spend this day together. Enjoy every second, unless you’re going to see that Nicholas Sparks movie in which case we’re done here.***