Monday, February 14, 2011

A Valentine For All

A little depressing that I spilled these
hearts on a trauma and recovery book.

These are my favorite: Gobstopper Hearts

I don't tend to like Valentine's Day. I think this is partly due to being single for so many years during Valentines's Day. I never seemed to be dating anyone when the holiday came around. The one year I was seeing someone they gave me soccer shorts from a thrift store and a card they had made but ended up losing before Valentine's day. Needless to say that was not my husband. It seems to me that Valentine's was possibly meant to remind people to express their love to one another. I guess my question is why do we need a day to remember the other? Shouldn't this be something that we do already? Why does this holiday have to be for those that are in romantic relationships? Why can't it be a reminder to love in general instead of exclusion. Often times this day is a stark reminder that the person we so long to have in our lives isn't there and possibly may never come. I share this as a reminder not only to show love to a spouse or partner, but to those that are single, divorced, or widowed. Sometimes it is nice to know that people have remembered you in a time when it is easy to feel forgotten. I hope love is found for all on this Valentine's Day.

3 comments:

  1. I am glad you are my valentine!

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  2. gym shorts?? really? so glad you found will:) happy love day.

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  3. I hear you. Thank you for the reminder.

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