Honestly I don't hate it despite the fact that I've never been able to really celebrate it with someone special. I look forward to that aspect of it in the future.
In the meantime, I will ever celebrate the day AFTER.
Chocolate Discount Day as I have so named it.
But, for now let's rewind back to the actual day.
Yes it's mushy and overly publicized and I don't think that sweet gestures like the things people do on Valentines Day should only be confined to one day but it's nice and I enjoy seeing the love being shared.
Yes, yes I'm a romantic.
However, I do have a single pet peeve (Pun intended).
So, every week we get fresh flowers delivered to the office where I work. They brighten the place up and they smell pretty so I enjoy having them around.
Unfortunately, since Valentines Day is at the end of this week we got a BIG bouquet of a dozen roses.
Don't get me wrong, it's absolutely gorgeous.
But it's only Wednesday and I've already lost count of how many old people have asked me things like...
"Ohhh how lovely, who got these???" *Twinkle in their eye and figurative teasing elbow jab*
"Are these YOURS???" *Kindly smile that says "Ah young love"*
No no no.
And eveytime I say, "No they're for the office" I get one of these numbers...
"Oh no I can't believe that. They have to be for you."
Um, no they don't.
But I've found that mentioning the "S" word (Single) to older folks evokes a sort of response as though you have a problem that can and must be fixed.
"But you're such a catch!"
Yes, but I'm not a fish.
I love being single. Sure I look forward to my future and whoever that includes but for right now they haven't made an entrance yet and I'm perfectly happy "wild and free" so to speak.
Valentines Day doesn't have to just be for lovers. Tell your family and friends you love them. Tell yourself. Tell Jesus :)
Have a LOVEly day!