Why bother with Valentine’s Day? Everyone I know says, “It’s just a trademark holiday.” I said it myself, but deep down, I love getting those cute cards and beautiful flowers. It stinks when you see all the girls in the office getting flowers delivered and you sit and say it’s okay we don’t celebrate.
Once my ex-husband didn’t send me anything for Valentine’s Day. He’s never sent me anything before, but for some reason it really got me bogged down this time. Then he sent me the cutest email, stating that he didn’t send flowers because he wanted to be different and didn’t send anything just because he should. My heart sank as I felt my guilt melt away. I felt terrible that I thought badly of him and it made me think: shouldn’t we celebrate our love every day?
I dated a man years ago who used my eyeliner to write notes on my mirror for me. Notes like “I love you” and “Have a good day.” He snuck into my work and brought me breakfast and wrote on the container, “Just because I love you.” These are the meaningful expressions of love we should be doing every day.
I haven’t celebrated Valentine’s Day since my divorce. I could send something to my grandchildren just because I’m a grandma, but why should I feel obliged to?
Here are my 5 reasons why it’s okay not to celebrate Valentine’s Day
1. Good luck entering a restaurant. You don’t need a reservation on another day. Order to take away.
2. You will save a ton of money buying your love flowers on a different day. Shipping alone will get you back at least $ 20. On a good day, you can get a dozen roses for $ 9.99 at your local store.
3. Sweets? When I made a New Years resolution to lose weight and now you’re going to buy me a box of candy? I do not believe that.
4th The NASCAR season starts this weekend and I don’t want to miss it.
5. I don’t want to see all of the loving and kissing. Why? Because I am alone!
For me love should be shown every day, not just one day a year. It doesn’t have to be in gifts, but in actions. I’ve spent the past two years alone. My youngest daughter was my date last year and it was a total surprise. She cooked my dinner and gave me a diamond infinity bracelet. I can’t think of a better Valentine’s Day with the men in my past.
My plan for Valentine’s Day this year? I’ll do lobster tails in my steamer and rent a movie, stay in my jams and be loved by my deaf rescue boxer. You know what? I totally agree with that.