I could not let this day pass without writing a little love note to all of my readers. Yes that’s YOU! Thank you SO much for being a part of My Yogurt Addiction. Thank you for reading, tweeting, following, challenging my ideas, asking questions and most of all for being YOU!
Valentine’s Day is known as the holiday of love. The holiday that society deems as the one day a year that we are supposed to show our affection for those we care deeply for.
One side of me agrees with society and wants to conform to generalized view that has been created for us. The other side of me questions how this “Hallmark Holiday” view came about in the first place, and what all the hype is about?
Of course I’ll take any excuse to go out, but on Valentine’s day I’d rather show my appreciation for the people I love by doing small intimate things, instead of some extravagant night out, or spending tons of money on gifts (we’ll leave that for the birthday’s and anniversaries.)
Sure, it is nice to celebrate love by offering gifts, but if you really truly love someone, shouldn’t you show or tell them everyday? Not just on Valentine’s Day?
We live in a hectic world, and sometimes we take for granted the people that we care deeply for. I feel that Valentine’s Day should be thought of as more of a reminder to show our love more often, instead of the one day a year where we MUST express our love.
Remember, Valentine’s Day is not just about your boyfriend, girlfriend, husband or wife. Valentine’s day is about showing your appreciation and gratitude for anyone you love or care for, including yourself.
One can never fully love another unless they first learn to love an accept themselves.
This Valentine’s Day, show your friends, family and significant others that you love and appreciate them, but also remember to take this day to love and appreciate yourself.
What are your thoughts on Valentine’s Day?