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Sporadically Sara: Love Everyday

By Staff | Feb 12, 2016

Valentine’s Day will be here in just a few short days. I am not sure what happened to January but I am happy to hear that the groundhog didn’t see his shadow and we will be having spring soon. I had a very nice reminder this morning about Valentine’s Day and its true lack of importance. I was visiting with my Valentine, Tyler, this morning about the impending holiday and he reminded me that he loves me every single day and that there shouldn’t be just one day a year to show someone that you love them.

I sat and thought about what he said for a while, and he is so right! Why do we set one day aside a year to show someone how much we love them? Why is one day any different from all of the other days? Obviously this holiday is one for the merchants that sell cards, chocolate, and jewelry. I think the idea of Valentine’s Day is great but I think that we need to remember that love isn’t about shiny diamonds and chocolates. Love is about looking into someone’s eyes and knowing that you want to spend the rest of your life with them, good times and bad. Celebrating love is always easier to celebrate when life being kind, but when things get tough is when love really needs to be celebrated. Life can throw some awful curve balls and finding your way through some of the hard times in life can be really difficult, but working through your problems with someone next to you can make it easier.

Although having someone that you love in your life is great, I truly don’t believe that you can find that level of happiness in life if you don’t find happiness in yourself first. I know it is easy for me to sit here and talk about how Valentine’s Day isn’t that big of a deal because I just got engaged but I have spent many Valentine’s Days alone. Valentine’s Day isn’t just for couples either, it can be a time to show your family members that you love them.

It is nice to get flowers, candy, and shiny jewelry but I think it is more fun to get those things on days when you aren’t expecting them! The expectations for Valentine’s Day are way too high if you ask me. I would rather get a bouquet of flowers on a random day just saying “I love you.” I think that shows more meaning than the standard dozen of red roses for Valentine’s Day.

I hope this Valentine’s Day brings everyone happiness, whether that means lots of chocolate, shiny things or just time with loved ones.

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