The one with Valentine’s Day Realness

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Valentine’s day. Now if that’s not a holiday with some intense connotations, I don’t know what is.

I think that Valentine’s day can be really hard. For me in the past when I have already felt lonely, Valentine’s day and other holidays have only seemed to exacerbate how lonely I feel.

I recently did an essay for psych on the developmental stages of life, and loneliness in the twenties was something that came up a lot. I definitely think it is a lifelong thing that people struggle with at different ages, but for me right now in my twenties I know that this tumultuous state of life can definitely bring some lonely times.

Having said that, I eventually managed to stop looking at all the things I didn’t have on Valentine’s day (ie. a happy love life/boyfriend) and look at all the things I did have. I started to look at Valentine’s as a day to celebrate LOVE, and to me love is many things, not only romantic love.

Love is love for your family

Love for your friends

Love for your pets

Love for your health

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Love for your God or spirituality image

Love for our jobs/study image

Love for yourself

Love for your life and the gift that it is and all that you can make of it. image

What does Valentines Day mean to you? Do you celebrate it or is it just another day?Ā 

What do you do when you feel lonely? – I call someone eg my family/a friend, and try to arrange to hang out. A good run always helps me shake it off too and reminds me how much amazing stuff I have in my life šŸ™‚

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3 Responses to The one with Valentine’s Day Realness

  1. bobbyjessica2319 says:

    Awee yay.!! Great point. šŸ™‚ there are very many different kinds of love that are worthy of being celebrated on Valentine’s day. We don’t really celebrate it. Just exchange small gifts and hang out. But, I always have a special request of a heart shaped pizza from papa Murphys. Hehe šŸ™‚

    Have a wonderful Valentines day.!!

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  2. tess says:

    I love Valentine’s Day and I use it as a indiscriminate way to spread the love to any fool who happens to walk in front of me. Except the weirdo stalker people. But otherwise, anyone is fair game. It’s a beautiful holiday of happiness and it has great colors.

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