I want to address a feeling some people got from me yesterday and leading up to Valentine’s Day. I’m not Anti Love, not even close. I’m all about the love in my house, and to everyone in general. What I am against is the mass corporate american way of celebrating it.
First off, the holiday is a pagan holiday, which most of us don’t know that, google it, you’ll be surprised of the origins. To be honest, it’s rituals that started the holiday that bug me, but that’s not the point.
I don’t like that fact that you HAVE, and I stress HAVE to spend tons of money on your significant other to show them you love them. Im my lifetime, I’ve loss people or came close to losing people in a split second. I don’t wait to show my love anymore.
You shouldn’t either.
You don’t have to wait to buy a card, or a gift, if that’s what you choose to do to show your love. You don’t even have to buy anything at all. Time is very precious. I take that very seriously, and everyone else should too.
This feeling, along with others came about once my child became disabled. Life is unpredictable and can be short, so why wait? Why make it superficial? Why the most and best of it all the time. It’s the memories that you recall when your older.
I’m also against the pressure you have to spend t0ns of money to celebrate. Now, this gets into my upbringing, and always being against “the man” in general. One of the reasons I made the valentine’s day post, was to show you guys, if you truly want to celebrate the holiday, make it from the heart, not your wallet. If you get creative enough, and do your research, you can recreate anything for way less than you spent on elaborate things.
If this holiday is supposed to be things from the heart, treat it as such. Don’t make it into this huge ordeal you may not be able to afford. Just like the old saying goes “it’s the thought that counts”.
That’s why in my mind, it’s always valentine’s day if your in my family. The goal is to have everyone in my circle to always feel special and loved everyday, not just one day out the year.