Leave CUPID alone! Why I DON'T hate Valentine's Day.
Ahhhh. February 14th. This holiday nestled between the fortune telling groundhog and Jesus rising from the dead, and the time when a big bunny brings presents into your living room: Valentines Day. The dreaded time when everyone is wondering if they are going to be single forever or not.
I walked into Walmart today and counted about 1,270,242 clueless men walking around with chocolate and looking angry. And heard many people grumbling under their breath how this is all Hallmarks fault and that Hallmark should be buying these roses. (On a #sidenote, can we please note that the Hallmark people are a family business who also owns Crayola Crayons? Please alert your children their crayons are the real enemies here.)
But I'll tell you a secret about myself: I love Valentine's Day. It's safe to say it's one of my two favorite holidays (Besides Christmas). There, I said it. Now hear me out.
Its a whole day completely devoted to LOVE. And I don't know how you feel about love, but you have to admit, it's a beautiful thing. Its one of the closest things to magic that we as humans have. (I mean besides Disney World, but that's a different story,) And I am talking about all kinds of love. Not just the kind you get from a significant other.
I don't care who you are, there is someone who loves you. Your wife/ husband/boyfriend/girlfriend, your Mom, your Grandpa, your dog/cat/turtle (although after having a turtle, I'm not sure if it is capable of love but whatever.), your child, a sibling, your best friends, and I could go on and on for days. Someone loves you. And if you don't think so, no matter what you believe in, go pick up a bible and read the verse John 3:16. It's an amazing feeling to know that no matter how many times I mess up, that someone loved me enough to sacrifice their own son for ME.
And even then if you still are hating Valentines Day, I have something for you to do. You stay in. You pop in the Notebook. Ryan Gosling Takes his shirt off. AND you won't get ANY judgement from Mr. Gosling on your 3rd glass of wine, sweatpants, no makeup, and the 2 boxes of chocolate you have single-handily put down. And if you're dead SET on going out and doing something, "The Choice" is out in theaters. And it WILL make you cry. Or you can go with the extremely hilarious, vulgar movie with a half naked Zac Efron and go see Dirty Grandpa. There is no shame and going to the movies by yourself.
Valentine's Day will always be my favorite holiday. It's right up there with my birthday and Christmas. Regardless of my relationship status, I will always love a day dedicated to the closest thing to magic we can have. The world would be such a better place if we treated everyday like Valentines Day.Think about that for a little bit.
And if you still hate Valentines after this, please eat a snickers and stop being so angry and bitter at a day that is about LOVE. And honestly just wait until the 15th, you can get all kinds of candy half off. You cant be grumpy with half off chocolate.
Happy Valentines Day to you and I look forward to talking to again next time!