14 February 2011

I Don't Heart

Happy overly-commercialized-made-up-for-no-good-reason-other-than-to-make-singles-feel-more-single-and-couples-do-something-over-the-top-to-express-their-"love".

Bitter? You ask.
I just don't get it. Why do we have this "holiday" in the first place? Do I really need to have this day to tell the ones that I love just how much I love them? Do I really need this day to emphasize just how many people out there have not found their soul mate? Do I really need more chocolate? (The answer to that last question is most definitely YES. Just in case you were wondering.)

Reasons why I DON'T love Valentine's Day:

  • It's a made up holiday.
  • It accentuates the loneliness that lots of people feel
  • Every day should be about love
  • Stupid cards and balloons and flowers with cheesy messages
  • The notion that if I don't do something for those that I love, I don't, in fact love them
  • The MILLIONS of commercials 
  • The seasonal aisle being so crowded that I can't get thru the store to get to the pharmacy
Reasons why I DO love Valentine's Day (see, I'm not ALL negative)
  • It is a good reminder to let the loved ones in your life know that you do love them
  • Stupid cards and balloons and flowers with cheesy messages (I AM a girl 'ya know)
  • Chocolate covered strawberries
  • The color red, it's one of my favs
  • Making heart shaped pancakes 
  • 11 years ago the man I thought I was going to spend my life with (God knew better) broke up with me (on Valentine's Day) which allowed me to start dating (and then marrying) the real love of my life
  • You can start eating Cadburry Cream Eggs (you can never have enough chocolate)
So, Happy Valentine's Day! 

To my boys: Without you this world would not be complete. You are my alls. 

To my husband: I could not have asked for a better man to marry. You make every day sweeter than the previous one. You are truly my knight in shining armor. Thank you for walking beside me thru the ups and downs. For your companionship, I am grateful. For your love, I am undeserving. For you, I love.