Someone asked me the other day what love was. Now love has been interpreted through the years with different meanings, sayings and expressions. But there is one day of the year where love is celebrated and loathed throughout the world...Valentine's Day. February 14th seems to be the day of the year where people express their likes or dislikes for a day that seems to become a way of expressing their happiness as well as their pains. For people who have that special someone they tend to do things like send flowers, gifts, cards or even taking their significant other out to dinner or even a movie to show how much they appreciate them.
For others it's a constant reminder of what or who they don't have in their lives. To them it feels as if other people are rubbing in their faces that they are happy while they have to suffer without having someone or something to celebrate. So what is one to do if they feel alone or rejected especially on a day of the year that is intended to create a bigger personification of happiness in someone's life?
First of all, Valentine's Day's may be one day of the year but it's not the one day that LOVE should be celebrated. That should be EVERYDAY! We are so consumed by this day because it represents things that people tend to have. But to let you know HAPPINESS isn't a one day event, it's a lifetime event.
In fact why don't the single people celebrate Valentine's Day as SAD (Single Awareness Day). Being single on that day doesn't mean your life is over. If anything there is no expectation on having to prove love to anyone. Love is not defined by that day anyway. If you're going to be with someone, that day of the year will never define a lifetime of happiness. There are couples that choose to celebrate it because of tradition but there are couples that will last a lifetime because their happiness doesn't predicate on that day being a success. If that were true, there would be no break ups or divorces because that seems to be the day of the year that people try harder yet do not realize that one day will never compete with 364 days of the year that they need to sustain a relationship.
What if 364 days of the year love was celebrated more strongly and intensely and forgetting about Valentine's Day. I guarantee that relationships would be even stronger and better.
So whether you love or loathe Valentine's Day just make sure to not forget the rest of the year because that will determine whether or not you will be happy and just use this day to celebrate either way on what is yet to come.