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Valentine’s Day: Overrated or Not?

Valentine’s Day: Overrated or Not?

It’s that time of the year again, and I’ve read lot of comments along the lines of “awwn,” “forever alone,” “single pringles,” “single and shining,” and many more. It is understandable that you are not in a relationship, and Valentine’s Day can be so intimidating due to the surprises that will be posted by your friends. However, let me say, Valentine’s Day is not meant for those in a romantic relationship alone, it is for everyone.

For many, Valentine’s Day means gift, romance, food, chocolate, cake and card. For others, it means that there is a stinging memory of broken heart, a lost loved ones, or loneliness that leave them feeling dark and empty inside.

Valentine’s Day signifies love. So, it could be considered overrated because some feel it is for lovers alone, and they have no one to celebrate it with. However, that is not the case. Valentine’s Day is a day of romance and an opportunity to let someone in your life know how much you love and appreciate them. It is an opportunity for everyone (regardless of if you are in a relationship or not) to show others, either your friends, family or partner, that they are valued and cared for. So, you don’t have to necessarily be in a romantic relationship with someone to be able to celebrate and enjoy Valentine’s Day.

Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day, a symbol of love

Also, Valentine’s Day could be considered overrated because it can be easily labelled as very materialistic. It can give people a false sense of love through materialistic gifts exchanged such as flowers or boxes of chocolates. Usually, the gifts received signifies a form of appreciation.

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During Valentine’s season, it’s pertinent to show gratitude to yourself, family and friends. This creates a fertile soil from which the flowers of love and affection can grow. It also allows you to feel excited and grateful about the people in your life.

While love should be celebrated every day, Valentine’s Day is a reminder to all us to do so. Valentine’s Day, I would argue, is a celebration of love between anyone, couple or not.

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