"Another year alone"
"Guess I will spend it with my dog"
These are some of the things I'm already tired of sifting through in various social medias. Along with the invites to "Anti-Valentine's Day Movie Party". Blugh, no thanks!
I'm not sure why some people like to draw so much attention to the fact that they are dateless and will be spending another week night on the sofa in their pajamas. Is it perhaps a call to action? "I'm all alone. Rescue me". And it's no better with people posting photos of ridiculous teddy bears wearing red t-shirts that read " I Wuv U". Why is Valentine's Day so damn important - good o bad? I think the answer may be found in the emotional maturity level of the bragger or beggar.
See, I'm frustrated with the holiday. No, it's not because I don't have a date and someone to shower me with flowers and chocolates to wreck my diet. I don't care about all of that. What I am disappointed in is the reaction people have to a day that is supposed to celebrate love. You don't have a date? Okay....but don't you have a lot of friends? You're a single dad? But, doesn't your daughter adore you? Valentine's Day doesn't have to be for lovers - that's Virginia!
I don't want to be misunderstood. If you are in love, by all means you are lucky! Isn't that the best feeling in the world? But, just because someone is single, not in a relationship, it doesn't mean that we are unloved. I, for one, am in the middle of experiencing some of the greatest love of my life, and all of it coming from family and friends.
Happy Valentine's Day. I wish you love.....