For those of you who know me, you will know that I celebrate Love Day.
Love Day is celebrated every February 13th and unlike Valentine’s Day, the emphasis is placed on appreciating friends, family and people in your life as opposed to splashing out on fancy gifts or flowers to show adoration.
What is the difference between the two you say and where did all this madness come from? Well LD first came to be when I was in high school, grade 11 to be exact. All of my single friends moaned and groaned about how much they hated Valentine’s Day because they didn’t have anyone to celebrate it with. They didn’t get flowers, they didn’t get chocolate, they just got to be alone.
But when you think about it, what does everyone really want on Valentines Day? No one really cares about the flowers or the dinner or the presents. What people crave on Valentines Day is the love and affection that you feel when another person makes you feel special. And dang nabit, why should that love and affection be reserved for people in a relationship?
Love Day gives you that chance to tell the important individuals in your life why they are so fantastic and great. When was the last time you called up your best pal and thanked him for being incredible? Or when you did you last write your Mom a letter about how much you love her and how influential she has been in your life? Taking an extra 15 minutes to make the people you love feel special is priceless and giving a part of yourself is the best gift you can give another.
You don’t need to spend a lot of money (or any money for that matter!) to make someone feel special. It is the words and the emotions behind them that human beings crave, and it is that which connects us to one another.
So this Love Day, who will you appreciate it?