So Much Love On Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2012

Pug Love

 I asked Ralph to be my Valentine. He obliged.

Valentine’s Day gets a bad rap especially amongst bitterly single people like myself as being the most obnoxious day ever.  As if we weren’t subjected to enough Kay Jewelers commercials around Christmastime, then we have to see the sickly-sweet Vday media bombardment.

Valentine’s Day seems so shallow especially if you’re recently out of a relationship, but what it represents is so deep-  love for family, love for friends, love and gratitude for blessings that are prevalent for most of us.

Galentine's Day

Sometimes you only know something exists simply because light casts shadows on your darkness.  I know love exists because it is bright and bold- it shone on all lesser things and helped me focus on it’s lightness.

 

So if you’re blissfully in love today- with a person or just with life, Happy Valentine’s Day! 

I used to be so annoyed about how Valentine’s Day seemed to only be about materialism and coupledom- but I’ve learned that there’s a lot more to love than just being in a relationship.

A year ago, I adopted Ralph, made some amazing new friends and reconnected with existing ones- truly my life is filled with love and there’s so much to be thankful for today.

Love takes many forms- not just in cheesy cards and whether or not you fit the “mold” of Vday expectations- celebrate love however it’s present for you.  Treat yourself today- you’ve gotta love yourself and share your heart with the world before a partner comes into the picture.

 

..and to celebrate love, enjoy this final video from the Love Drop project that raised over $90,000 in 2011 and touched the lives of 12 deserving families.   If there’s anything that exemplifies love and truly shares the spirit of Valentine’s Day more than cheesy cards and candy ever could, it’s giving back.

 

5 comments so far.

5 responses to “So Much Love On Valentine’s Day”

  1. Taline says:

    I think good things (men) are hard to come by but they are out there. I'm happily married with a 14 month old but that wasn't alwasy the case.

    I went from bad to worse relationships and didn't get married until I was 27. I met my husband when I wasn't looking and was having fun with friends. Once I got to know him I realized I went through the bad to find the amazing! My journey had a meaning and I'm so thankful for it!

    Gluck to you and happy late V-day! 🙂

    • Shannyn@FruBeautiful says:

      Aww, so glad to see you found someone right for you that made it all worthwhile! 🙂 So glad you could find the silver lining and hope you had a great Valentine's Day!

  2. addvodka says:

    I always loved valentines day – even when I was single, it was still a fun day. Love is still great, even when single.

  3. Marisa says:

    I think I thought more about Valentine's Day when I wasn't in a relationship! Now it just seems silly to celebrate a day that is supposedly all about our relationship, but really has no significance for us personally. We didn't meet or start dating or get engaged or anything on February 14. So why are we celebrating? Because someone said to?

    That being said, we did buy each other loads of fun candy and junk food, ha!

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