It’s a fine morning. I wake up and look at my phone, as usual. But it’s not the flood of notifications from last night that annoys the Hades out of me, it’s the countless number of messages wishing me a happy Rose Day– complete with a photo of a rose! That’s when I realize that the so called Valentine’s Week has started, which means that I’m going to have to put up with these annoying, sappy Rose-Day-Propose-Day posts and messages all week.
So, the whole world is going bonkers over the Valentine’s Week. Apparently there is some timetable to the week before Valentine’s Day, where couples gift each other things like chocolates, roses, teddy bears and what not. In short, I hope you have saved up enough money because you’re going to be broke in a week. Just kidding!
“Valentine’s Day. There’s a whole day devoted solely to love. Does that make any sense? Nah. Love makes us all crazy. But it’s fun too.”
― Lisa Greenwald,
Quite frankly, I never did and I don’t think I ever can understand the whole concept of a Rose Day, a Propose Day, a Chocolate Day, a Teddy Day… God knows what other days there are. In my opinion, you don’t really need a separate day or a week in a year to tell the love of your life how moony-eyed you are, or how head-over-heels you are in love with them.
No, this is not me being resentful about the sappy things couples do for each other. I think it is cute to surprise someone with gifts, letters and tokens of love. What I really don’t get is the hype about the Valentine’s Week timetable. Because honestly people, there are three hundred and sixty five days in a year! And do you really think that these are the only days when you can display your love for your partner?
“The thing about Valentine’s day is that people discover who are single and who to feel jealous of.”
― Faye Morgan
According to me, you should be able to express how much you love your boyfriend/ girlfriend/ husband/ wife every other day of the year. That’s the whole point of being in love with a person- expressing your emotions, baring yourself emotionally in front of them! When you are truly in love with a person, every other day is Valentine’s Day for you. You don’t need a separate day to validate your love.
And the gifts- girls, do you really want your guy to spend a small fortune on the gifts just so that you can feel special for one day? Let me tell you something! If he truly, madly, deeply loves you, he will treat you like a queen every single day of the year. If that is not what you want in a man, get over yourselves, girls.
And boys, instead of spending a bomb on gifts made out of fragile crystals or chocolates that won’t even last a whole day, why don’t you opt for a more romantic gesture that she’d actually cherish her whole life? Write her a poem, a letter, maybe even a jar of notes! Gifting her expensive things is not necessarily the way to her heart, you know?
Honestly, you guys! Make the little moments count.
“To the romantic soul, the rituals of Valentine’s Day echo every day of the year.”
― Richelle E. Goodrich,
Now before anybody decides to kick me out of the society for being so “anti- Valentine’s Day,” I would like to tell you that I’m not. I’m not against all the rituals, or gifts, or even the public display of affection! I just don’t understand all the hype about this day- or this week, to be exact.
I have always believed in true love and I will continue to do so. I also do believe in celebrating love. I just don’t believe in celebrating it on just one particular day or week of the year. I believe that love should be celebrated in every little moment with your partner. Every burnt dinner you cooked together, every long drive together is something to be celebrated.
There are no right or wrong ways to celebrate love. Sure, Valentine’s Day is a whole day dedicated to love, and all that. But have you wondered how it is going to differ from just any other day in your lives? Maybe the dates are slightly more expensive than your normal dates on Valentine’s Day- but that’s not how it differs. The truth is, Valentine’s Day is just another day in the calendar, labelled as The Day Of Love.
“All of us, consciously or unconsciously, set out to have the best possible love life. Valentine’s Day simply shines a light on the degree to which that didn’t – or hasn’t yet – materialized.”
― Tracy McMillan
So, all of you, go ahead and have an amazing Valentine’s Week! May your love blossom like flowers in the season of spring! But remember not to let this one day validate the love you have for each other. Let the Earth rotate and revolve as it usually does, but don’t let the love you have for each other change!
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