They say it’s usually people who are alone that disparage Valentine’s Day, but I know better. So, I’m just going to say it, I don’t like Valentine’s Day, and this is coming from someone who has had a love in my life for 30 plus years. After writing about this holiday in the past and receiving many comments over the years, I can attest that I’m not the only one. Many people do not like this holiday.
Here are a couple of quotes that explains it pretty well for me.
If every lover was treated like they matter every day, Valentine’s Day wouldn’t be so special. ~ Unknown
You should always show the one you love that you love them, there’s no need for a day for it. ~ Unknown
So instead, I think it’s a good idea to use this day to purposely say kind and loving things to one another. I propose we go into social media wherever we have our accounts, and say something nice to the people that post opposite ideological opinions than our own. Without bringing up our differences, tell these people we care about them. Find something nice about their character and say it. Instead of Valentine’s Day, I think we should replace it with, Healing Hearts Day. I am doing it, and I hope you will, too.
If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other. ~ Mother Teresa
For peace is not mere absence of war, but is a virtue that springs from . . . character… ~ Baruch Spinoza
We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace. ~ William Ewart Gladstone
To my frequent commenters, Anneli, Jill, Andrea, Margarita, and Lorna, I’m grateful to know you through this blogging world. To all those who read and don’t comment, my heartfelt gratitude for actually being interested in what I’ve written. May all of you have happiness and good health fill all the days of your lives.
May humanity find true Love, having compassion for one another despite ideological differences.