You heard me. I didn’t stutter. I can’t really “stutter” when typing anyway, but you get it. Yes, if you are miserable today or any other Valentine’s Day, then it is YOUR fault.
Notice I did not say, “If you’re single, it’s your fault.” I said MISERABLE. Being single can’t necessarily be helped all the time. However, you CAN help being or choosing NOT to be miserable about it. I’ll be the first person to admit that I am not that big of a fan of Valentine’s Day. Considering the way we’re “supposed” to act today, there’s absolutely NO reason we can’t be this way any other day of the year. All just because we are “told” to be this way by society. Most of the other days of the year, we don’t even come CLOSE to doing the things some of us do today. In my opinion, there really should not be THAT much of a difference.
Some people love Valentine’s Day and some people hate it. I don’t exactly “love” Valentine’s Day, but I don’t “hate” it, either. It really isn’t THAT bad. The main reason I like it is because my wife’s grandparents were married on Valentine’s Day in 1945 and they made it 65 years before first her grandfather passed away and then her grandmother. They were both very lovely people and made me feel welcome into the family from the first time I met them. They never had a bad word to say about anyone. I only wish I could be HALF the person as the two of them were.
As for being miserable because it’s Valentine’s Day…I understand that if you’re single, it doesn’t exactly make you feel all warm and fuzzy to see couples everywhere. I felt the same way before I got married. However, I made it a point not to be completely miserable about it. You don’t have to like Valentine’s Day, but some folks take it so far it just sounds like whining. Grown adults whining is NEVER a good look.
People say that Valentine’s Day is “just another day.” If it is, why all the indirect shots at those who DO celebrate Valentine’s Day? Why all the lame jokes? Why all the fussing about being single? If you don’t NORMALLY do it and this is just another day, how come the behavior isn’t the same as every other day? If nothing else, be happy for your friends. They ARE your friends for a REASON, right?
Just because you don’t like or even love Valentine’s Day, that doesn’t mean you have to aim to be as miserable as humanly possible today. Especially if YOU’RE one of those saying this is “just another day.”