From young, we’ve been almost conditioned to think that Valentine’s Day was this oh so super important holiday that needed to be taken with the upmost seriousness. I remember as a child in grade school, ,well before I was even thinking about having a bae, our teachers made us go all out for this Hallmark holiday. They had us make our classmates & parents cards and made sure we went home with tons of candy so we could really get a taste (literally) of what the holiday was all about.
I can no longer keep up with the number of “I wish I had somebody to spend Valentines day with” posts on social media & even comments from my close friends. I typically just snicker & say it’s not that deep because honestly it’s not! Before you fix your mouth to complain about how your life is over because you don’t have a Valentine, take this in.
Nowadays Valentine’s Day is nothing more a commercialized holiday that brings in big bucks this 1 day out of the year.
In fact, advertisement and marketing spending has increased tremendously over the years. The average person spends about $140 on Valentine’s Day. Million’s of sales are generated for the 1 made up day of the year. I’m sure any waitress, perfume sales associate etc. could vouch for that.
You’re not alone
Actually, there are about 60 million people who aren’t celebrating Valentine’s Day because either they think it’s stupid or because they have no one to spend it with.
There’s tons of people who are spending Valentine’s Day with someone who won’t stick around in their lives past February 15th. Be easy.
There are people who are 100% okay with spending Valentine’s alone or with someone who isn’t their lover and there’s another group of people that search high and low for a Valentine, even if it’s literally just for the day. If you choose to celebrate Valentine’s Day, let’s make it with someone that you actually do care about. K?
Love does exist outside of having a “bae”
There’s family, friends, and even pets for us to love. If you really are that gun-ho on celebrating Valentine’s Day, spread the love to those who love you 365 days out of the year.
That brings me to my last point… Why are we showering individuals with love just on just one day of the year?
I guess it’s okay for you to go all out for that special someone in your life on this day but if y’all treat each other like crap the rest of the year, I think you have bigger issues that trying to get a dinner reservation before they fill up.
Let’s take a minute to reevaluate and let this all sink in. It’s one thing to be alone on thanksgiving, a birthday or Christmas (maybe). But Valentine’s Day? It’s really not that deep.
If your single on Valentine’s and taking the time out to celebrate the holiday, let me know what your plans are. I’d love to hear them.