I may be a bit annoyed by this day, but not for the reasons you might think.
(or maybe for the reasons you do think, how am I to know?)
Here is my question....
If you are married, in love, in a relationship or have a significant other isn't part of what you signed on for DAILY showing that person that they are important, that you care and that you are willing to work to keep that relationship strong?
So then WHY do we need a day set aside for that every year???
I mean, if you are lovey dovey on February 14th of every year does that mean you get to take the other 364 days a year off?? If this is the mentality then the sad divorce statistics that plague our country are no surprise...
And if you are doing your part in your relationship on the other 364 days a year WHY should society pressure you to go over the top on February 14th??
Love, relationships and marriages are an EVERY DAY job, something you must work to keep fresh and alive every single day. I feel like Valentine's Day just thumbs it's nose at that commitment that SOME people make and do!
On the other hand, if you are one of those LONGING for a relationship, longing for earthly love, longing to feel treasured, then Valentine's Day is thumbing it's nose at you too! Because for this one day of the year, every where you look it's about love, and it is INSANE!
Seriously, the only "good" that I see coming form this day is money spent, and I am not sure that is good for everyone. Sure people make money off of it and some use that money in great ways, but some is just big business getting bigger..... It frustrates me to no end.
So on this day of frustration to me. On this day where I ACUTELY feel the loss of the dream of feeling treasured by my husband I ENCOURAGE all of you in relationship to make sure you let those you love KNOW they are loved and FEEL loved! And if you need practical help or encouragement in this are I HIGHLY recommend The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman. That book has forever altered (in a great way) how I look at ALL relationships.
And in my own grumbly way, I will wish those of you blessed enough to be in a relationship, Happy Valentine's Day!
And to those of you, like me, sitting around grumbling and feeling lonely tonight, I remind you life will be back to normal tomorrow and we don't have to endure this nonsense for another 364 days!!!