Valentine’s Day

What is the deal with Valentine’s Day anyway?  I hear it all started because of Hallmark Cards.”One legend contends that Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome. When Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, he outlawed marriage for young men. Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. When Valentine’s actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be put to death.”  Others have been known to refer to Valentine’s Day as a Pagan festival.  You can go with what ever belief  you want to on this one as far as I am concerned.

Here is what I know about Valentine’s Day.  I know it SUCKS!!! It truly is one of the worst special days…. when you don’t have someone you are in love with.  It is amazingly awkward, if you have just started dating someone.  Leaving the two of you feeling like you should be saying or doing more for one another.  Yet, at the same time, you are unwilling to go that extra step towards love.  Because, as special as the day may be, is a mass celebration of love “Just the right time” to first express just how deeply you may care for someone else?   What if you aren’t there yet?  What if you really like someone a lot…. but, the love just isn’t there?  What do you do then?  Do you pat the friend on the back, “Hey there friend HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!  Did you have a good one?”  Or do you just not do or say anything at all and pretend that it is just “Tuesday”?

Valentine’s Day is only good for one type of person, the happily committed relationship person.  How many people do you know are in this category?  I think of the unlucky souls who have no one  at all.  Who I assume would view this day as yet another reminder of what they don’t have.  A reminder of their pain, it’s like torture, does anyone needs to be reminded of their loneliness.   So, what do we do?   We don’t want all the single people in the world to blow their brains out from sadness all do to a history lesson in religious folklore, or do to the sales and marketing of a folded piece of paper?  I started my day off by sending all of my special friends the typical, “Happy Valentine’s Day beautiful!” text.   All in hopes that the text would help them stay out of the V-Day funk.  As well as letting them know that they are beautiful.  But, what about all the delivered flowers and candy that people at their work will be getting and not them?  How do we stop the joy of others from furthering singles drop into the abyss of loneliness?   Maybe we should implement the “optional Paid Leave” Act.  One where workers can take a paid day off to avoid the depression that will undoubtably consume them as they feel all the love that others have for one another.

I don’t know, just a thought.

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