I know this may sound strange but I adore Valentine's Day. It is my favorite holiday. (Don't get me wrong Christmas is way up there but.) I cannot get enough of the adorable stuffed animals, all the hearts, and the flowers.
If it wasn't more cliche than I can physically handle I would have bought myself flowers, but that is one step too far for me.
Next week maybe.
Here's my philosophy: people in general, and myself specifically, don't share enough that they love the people around them. We get wrapped up in our lives and take what we have for granted. It's not that we don't realize the good people we have around us, more that we forget it's important to tell them that we appreciate and love them. Valentine's Day gives us the opportunity to share that love, in any form fashion or device we choose :].
Did you know that Chaucer was the first to link Valentine's with romantic love? For some reason this adds so much legitimacy to the holiday in my mind. I can't explain but Chaucer just has to be bowed down to I think. (Wikipedia is fascinating...)
My sister* had a mental hiccup yesterday and wrote Happy Valentimes Day on an unknown amount of cards that got sent home to unsuspecting mothers. I find this story HIGHlarious and laugh out loud every time I think about it. But I was considering the word she created and I believe it's actually pretty accurate. I could explain my whole thought process but basically I love the "time" part. We need to take more time to show our "Valen". Valen doesn't actually mean anything (I checked) but it could well enough mean love and affection right?! We'll go with that. So share some of that valen and time and know I love you <3.
(Lest you think I'm too weird, while I love and adore the holiday I do not enjoy the actual day. People get weird, there are many expectations, and drama seems inevitable, whether it's the real kind or the kind that traps me in my head. So in light of that I went to the gym today and ran instead of going anywhere else haha)
*Names have been changed to protect the innocent*