Valentine’s Day is such a double-edged sword. When you have someone in your life, it’s such an awesome day. When you are single – trying to keep yourself from vomiting all day can be a challenge.
Don’t get me wrong, I love getting a dozen roses as much as the next person. I remember growing up seeing other girls getting roses delivered to them at school…and as an adult – at the office. Every so often I was lucky to be the recipient of a beautiful bouquet of roses. When I was single and Valentine’s Day came around, I always secretly wished (not a secret anymore!) that a secret admirer would send me some. On occasion, I got a card in the mail from my parents – perhaps it was out of pity because I was single, but I appreciated them thinking of me.
Much like other holidays and how commercialized they have become, there is something about Valentine’s Day that will always hold a special place in my heart (pun intended). At the end of the day it’s not about the roses, dinner reservations, jewelry, or presents. It’s about showing love for one another, on this day and everyday.