That time is finally near. The time where you see heart shaped balloons, in every store, which would read some affectionate saying. Or over-size teddy bears and mushy cards to show how much you love the person you are with. Where people who are single complain about not having anyone to spend this romantic day with. And where couples plan a romantic outing. But really thinking about it; where in the world did this overly commercialized holiday originate from? Because I for one know for a fact that the Ancient Romans did not go around on February 14th sending love letters and boxes of chocolates to the one that he/she adores. So I did a little digging on the internet and I found out that really no one even knows where this Holiday came from. Shocker, I know. So here is my theory. I believe that Valentine’s Day is a day that greeting cards and other commercialized companies made up for us consumers to feel like we are obligated to show our love and affection by stimulating the economy in a certain way; for whether it be by buying chocolates, flowers, cards, teddy bears, it really doesn’t matter. However, my thing is you really shouldn’t need a specific day to force you to show that you love someone and care about them. You should just do it automatically. Furthermore, buying a person something doesn’t make them love you anymore or less. You should not love someone based off of the amount that they spend on you on this pointless holiday. Love them for who they are and how they treat you. Love them all day, every day. Not just one day out of the year. That’s my advice to you. Don’t wait until February to spread the love do it every month 365 days of the year. And for all you single people out there wishing that you had someone to share this holiday with remember you do. Share it with the ones you love the most, your friends and family. I hope everyone has a pleasant Valentine’s day!
Peace Love & Skittles,