The free gift on Valentine’s Day
Published: Thursday, February 14, 2013
Updated: Thursday, February 21, 2013 00:02
Valentine’s Day is defined as a day for the exchange of tokens of affection. Each individual has their own definition of what this means. Some may feel that they must be in a relationship to enjoy this day. Some feel that they must go over and beyond the call of duty to show their significant other that they appreciate them.
The reality is that these holidays, like others, have been over-saturated with commercialism. The individual, who has no one to share this holiday with, feels as though they are not worthy of participating in this day because of the lack of a relationship.
They may find themselves depressed or even overly sensitive to the fact that they are still single. On the other hand, there are couples that are finding themselves over-spending, while being inundated in retail stores with aisles and aisles of Valentine’s Day cards, candy and trinkets. Not to mention the dinner that accompanies those gifts. That’s a lot of pressure for anyone.
The reality is, may you be single or in a relationship the real focus is love. People have lost sight about Valentine’s Day. It’s not about what you give or even what you receive, it’s about the love you have for the people in your life.
Yeah, you may not be in a relationship but there are people around that you love and love you in return. It shouldn’t take a holiday to show the people in your life that you love them.
It’s something that should be expressed on a daily basis in one fashion or another. It can be done in your own special way. The key is there is nothing greater than love, and it’s free.
Uilani Gray is a Tower staff writer. E-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org