I’ll be honest, this is probably the first year I don’t have any relationship or crush to celebrate for the first time in nearly 20 years. So, I get to pour out my heart to you all instead so…winning.
Valentine’s day has been under attack a bit lately, like so many lovable holidays. I admit, I’m triggered easily into an emotional rant but I am legitimately and consistently annoyed by people attacking holidays. Kids aren’t allowed to dress up for Halloween at their schools any more and it seems like trick or treating has become especially lame. Thanksgiving has been under fire and now celebrating it might earn you being called a supporter of genocide. Christmas has been attacked for being too commercial. If you want to celebrate the 4th of July (Independence Day) you might be called a racist or some nonsense. You get the point.
Valentine’s Day obviously is under attack for also being too commercial and for celebrating love when there are millions of lonely people out there. Now, that doesn’t bother me, even though I’m single. Why not celebrate love? It’s as amazing as it is devastating when it is lost.
I was saddened when my 14 year old daughter was already expressing super negative opinions about the holiday. How tragic! Where is the hopeless love and romantic notions I thought we all had when we were kids? How can she be so young and already so negative about love? It’s horrible and I was sad about it.
So I’m going to celebrate love! Even if it hasn’t been good to me, I still value it. Love is amazing!!! There’s no feeling like it even comparable. Remember how you felt when you were just staring at a person and you could barely express how you felt but if you thought about it, you knew in that moment that there wasn’t anything you wouldn’t do for that person? Remember thinking that you two would be together forever and that the feeling you had would never end? Remember going to bed thinking about them and then waking up thinking about them? It’s fantastic!
So today, I celebrate love! To those of you who are in love, may it never end and may your love always be honored and protected. To those who are currently without a love to call your own, I wish you find a person who will love you like no other and hold you like they will never let you go. To love! Cheers!