EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a repost of a post that got a lot of negative reactions from people. To this day, we don’t understand why people reacted to it other than they disagreed with us on other issues. Perhaps this hit a little too close to home on how they show their affections to a spouse of loved one throughout the year.
We will say it again, if you are only demonstrating your love for another on Valentine’s Day, you are doing this whole “love thing” wrong. You should demonstrate and iterate your love each and every day of the year. People should also be cognizant that there are others who have lost spouses or are simply lonely and Valentine’s Day can and does cause heartache to those people. While we agree, that was not the focus of our post.
Our post was a call to arms, if you will. A reminder that if you have a special loved one in your life, you should let them know how blessed you are each and every day and not just one day of the year.
Today is the day.
The worst holiday known to mankind is here: Valentine’s Day.
It is not that we think the idea of love and romance is a bad thing. We are all for it. (Nice to know, eh?)
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13 (NIV)
Our objection to this holiday is that if you aren’t telling your loved on that you love them daily and showing them that you love them daily, you are doing something wrong. In short, every day should be “Valentine’s Day” – not just February 14th.
We love sappy stories like this one we posted last year:
Full text below the fold.
My Sweet husband, John, and I were married for 46 years. Each Valentine’s Day, he’d send me the most beautiful flowers containing a note with five simple words: ‘My love for you grows.’ Four children, 46 bouquets and a lifetime of love were his legacy to me when he passed away two years ago.
On my first Valentine’s Day alone, 10 months after I lost him, I was shocked to receive a gorgeaus bouquet addressed to me..from John. Angry and heartbroken, I called the florist to say there had been a mistake. The florist replied, ‘No, ma’am, it’s not a mistake. Before he passed away, your husband prepaid for many years and asked us to guarantee that you’d continue getting bouquets every Valentine’s Day.’ With my heart in my throat, I hung up the phone and read the attached card. It said, ‘My love for you is eternal.'”
But here’s the thing. Here is why we hate Valentine’s Day so much.
Ladies and gentlemen, husbands and wives, boyfriends and girfriends, if you are only waiting for one day a year to tell your husband, wife, girlfriend, boyfriend, significant other, etc that you love them, you are doing it wrong.
You shouldn’t show your love to someone just on February 14th. You should show it every day. You don’t have to wait to buy flowers for today. You should buy them whenever you realize how much that person means to you. You don’t have to buy a 5 pound box of chocolates to show that you love someone. Instead, go ahead and buy a candy bar and put it their lunch with a note professing your love for them. Do this throughout the year – not just on one day.
Cards are the same thing. Don’t just give a card telling someone how much you love them on Valentine’s Day. Brighten up their day during the rest of the year by having a card come in the mail at home or the office. Hide a card in a briefcase or a purse.
Doing the little things all year are much better and more meaningful than doing a big thing once a year. Your love lasts all year, so why “celebrate” it on just one day of the year?
If you aren’t telling your lover in thought and deed everyday that you love them, we submit you are not doing it as well as you could and should be.
Finally, we saw this and thought it was humorous.
Movie Title Breakup
A couple breaks up with each other (via the use of 154 movie titles).