Valentine's Day

In lieu of gifts, M and I are taking a mini-vacation up the coast next weekend. Even though it's only been a little over a month since Christmas break, I've been having a persistent urge to just get away. I need a break from my routine. We've made a vow to keep it inexpensive!

Speaking of Valentine's Day... I've never understood why people don't like it. I've spent plenty being single, but (cue the cheesy music) my mom was always my Valentine. ;) She would transform the table into a glittery red heart before I woke up, and then she would make a big breakfast for my dad and I. Later, we would eat chocolate and exchange cards, or bake heart-shaped cookies. And I loved passing out little notes at school. Nowadays, I enjoy the excuse to go out to a really fancy restaurant. ;) And if I was single, I would do it with a girlfriend (or my mom)!

I wish people would just relax about V-Day... simply recognize it as a fun day to spread some love and eat some chocolate. ;) Too much pressure is what's making everyone grouchy.

And yes, it's commercialized... but so what? You make the choice whether or not to buy into the commercial aspect. And of course you should be showing your partner/family/friends love on the other 364 days of the year... but it's nice to have a special holiday to celebrate all that love. :)

5 comments:

Beachgirl said...

I don't really feel one way or the other about Valentine's Day. But the main reason I don't like it is that it's a day to do the things you should be doing every other day of the year. I'd rather get something (time or something thoughtful more than anything else) "just cause" then because it's what they're supposed to do.

Miss M said...

Aw, the trip sounds like great fun. I think we'll go out to dinner (not on valentines though). We rarely eat out so even the cheap thai place down the street will be special!

Esperanza said...

I'm single and I love Valentines DAY just the same :)

Spread the love everyone!

Serendipity said...

BF hates Valentines Day but I am absoultly in love with it! ( one of my real names is Valentine ;) ) It is all what you make it after all. But people should do thoughtful things year round, not just one day a year.

Moving on up! said...

Well put!

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