A Valentine’s Day Reminder

This day can mean whatever you want it to mean.

For me, it’s just another day. If you search my blog, you’ll see I’ve never really been a fan. Some might even describe me as a cynic, way back when. Me?! Never.

But for those of you who know me, you know I’m pretty big on all things (especially pain) being relative. So if this day is hard for you, I understand and I assure you, you’re not alone.

I’ve gotten a few texts today from friends who expressed that they feel sad because they’re alone. I also haven’t heard a peep from the other friends who are in new relationships because they’re excited (I imagine/hope).

These are the only ones that come to mind. For some weird reason, everywhere you look, this day is split up into two categories:

  • Single
  • In a relationship

That’s it. We never stop and think about the other groups of people on Valentine’s Day. The ones who are dealing with things much bigger than chocolates and roses. Things like:

  • Sick parents
  • Dying pets
  • Car accidents
  • Losing a job

You get my point. If you’ve ever experienced something traumatic or horrible on a holiday, the holiday suddenly becomes the last thing on your mind.

I don’t say this to be depressing, I say it to offer some perspective. If you’re sad about being lonely, you can wallow in that, or you can choose to look at it a little differently.

So here’s just a few reminders from me to you:

You don’t have to check social media today.

Some people get really excited for Valentine’s Day because their relationship sucks the other 364 days of the year.

Some people don’t have the luxury of being with ANYONE today, friends or family.

Some people have no one to call.

Someone got broken up with today.

And someone, somewhere will get diarrhea tonight after their fancy, romantic dinner.

This day can mean whatever you want it to mean.

Happy Valentine’s Day.


PS the featured photo is from Breads Bakery. Evidently they are my Valentine this year <3

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