Do you love or dread Valentine’s Day? Maybe a little bit of both? Buy why? When did Valentine’s Day go from a day to express your love to a stressful holiday measured by how many roses we get or how big our chocolate box is? We just survived the mania that Christmas brings! Let’s manage our expectations on what this holiday should mean and how it should go.
Valentine’s Day should be a light-hearted and sweet holiday. It’s a day to remind someone that you love them - whether that person is your significant other, your best friend, your parents, your siblings or even your children! Anything more than that is a sweet extra, but not a measure of your love for them or their love for you. Some of us like to exchange gifts, or give flowers or chocolate, and that’s okay! These are things you can also treat yourself to and it shouldn’t seem silly to do this. Remember, it’s about celebrating all types of love - including love for others, and especially love for yourself.
Regardless of how you choose to celebrate Valentine’s Day, or who you choose to spend it with, there's no reason to not make it a special day!