Well, another Valentine's Day has come and gone. My viewpoint on the "holiday" as an adult, has always been the same; just a made-up day where people are pressured (especially men) into showering their partners with flowers, gifts and anything else deemed romantic. And if you don't have someone special on Valentines Day to share chocolates and candlelight dinners with, well...you better feel sorry for yourself and recognize the fact that your life is loveless. Do you honestly enjoy being guilted into this year after year?
Okay, I know what you're thinking, but don't get me wrong - I'm no cynic.
In fact, I enjoy helping the kids write out their cute school valentines, as well as surprising them with a few tasty treats. I recognize that they look forward to this day, as I did in my childhood, and the fact that they get into the spirit of giving and creativity. But when I answer honestly about no special Valentine plans or the fact that my lovely and I don't exchange gifts, why am I looked upon as a Debbie Downer; someone who isn't romantic? I find myself defending my position year after year; the fact that commercialism is robbing the very definition of love itself.
Well this year was different...thank you Google for stating it better than I ever could! ---> Google Video
Peace out. Love. ❤
Courtesy of Google doodle for Valentine's Day. The Original song was "Cold, Cold Heart" from Tony Bennett