Valentine’s Day is a celebration of love and it is an opportunity for us to truly reconnect with the real meaning of this day. It is about LOVE, sharing and giving.
Love is the most amazing thing in our lives. It is what makes us human, what makes life worth living. Nothing else truly matters. The size of our homes, bank balances, the beauty of our partner, the speed of our car – all those things pale into insignificance when we face the splendor of what it is that makes us tick.
“Love does not make the world go around – it simply makes the ride worthwhile”.
Love is much greater than what we feel romantically. It is what makes us sing, dance and makes us human.
62% of adults say they celebrate Valentine’s Day. They say love makes people do crazy things, however, the holiday comes with added pressure for both men and women to live up to the hype. Every Valentine’s Day couples prepare well-thought out (or last minute) romantic gifts and plans.
Love is NOT the highly commercialised circus we see on Valentines Day. It is much deeper and much more profound than sending someone a dozen roses at hugely inflated prices. It is much more than candle lit dinners and fancy chocolates.
It seems we are madly clamoring for this special day of love, as if all it takes to prove and validate our love is just one day of being nice to our partner.
It is amusing to see so many people rushing around to prove their true love for that “special” person in their life. But what happens when the roses have died and the chocolates have all been gobbled up?
The commercialism has gone so far that people are made to feel inadequate if they are on their own on Valentine’s Day.
This time of the year, we are bombarded with all sorts of commercial pressure to go out and spend a fortune to show the true merit of our love.
But rather than just focusing on what fancy gift you can give to your loved one, or how elaborately you can celebrate the day, why not focus on what you can actually give of yourselves. Even if you are single, it is time to give more of yourself to others.
It is really not about us anymore – it is about others and what we can do for others.
Happy Valentine’s Day!