In the past Valentine’s Day was not something I really wanted to celebrate. I was divorced for years and seeing other couples happy simply depressed me.
This is not to say that I was not happy for them. ( I am not the jealous type) Oh no, I was just not happy being alone or without someone in my life. I of course was not untypical for I encountered (and continue to do so) many women that felt the same way. In fact I have met several men that have felt the same way as well.
Anyway, getting back to Valentine’s Day…a few years back my daughter and I discovered the Anti-Valentine’s Day movement. It was for those that did not have a significant other but also in direct protest of the card and flower industry that make millions on this day.
Love should be celebrated every day of the year. Right?
We decided not to give out Valentine’s Day cards, buy chocolate, buy flowers or anything that day and even though both of us now have someone in our life, we still don’t. Instead, we celebrate the day before, the day after or maybe the next week.
My husband thought I was crazy last year when I told him to please not get me anything but to wait until a couple days later. He ACTUALLY agreed and two days later took me to get a discounted bear. LOL It was wonderful and I loved him for it.
As I agreed to do a blog Valentine’s exchange, I had to stay true to self. So, as you can see, this is posted BEFORE Valentine’s Day . Who knows I might change my mind next year.
I wish you a lovely day. I will see you in two days.