Happy Valentines Day: How About a Different Approach This Year?

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Yes, I am a romantic. I am into the whole celebrating each other facade (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

When I was little, February the fourteenth was all about birthday presents, candy, cake, candles and lots of balloons. All I knew was that it was my birthday. I never once wondered why the world celebrated with me. I must have thought that was the norm for everyone, or something like that. Then in my teens, the fourteenth meant handmade cards from boys, chocolate bars and maybe once or twice holding hands with my new boyfriend.
I vividly remember when I turned eighteen thinking excitedly that finally I would receive bouquets of red roses, boxes of heart-shaped chocolates, bottles of red wine and dinner dates at exotic hotels. And I did cross out some of those wishes off of my bucket list. Memories, memories! Truly, those were the days!
Yes, I am a romantic. I love the idea of spoiling your partner and being spoilt in return. I am into the whole celebrating each other facade. As my beloved mother frequently points out, life is really short so make the best of it while you can. I enjoyed my late teens immensely. I also picked up on a few things, I must say. Valentines, is not only about your boyfriend, girlfriend, wife , husband or your partner. Valentines is about expressing your love to others. While candy and flowers are very vital parts of the celebrations, there is a lot more to it. It is also a time to hang out , spend some quality time together. On valentines day, the universe gives you the chance to tell a brother you love them, send an appreciation card to a friend and of course a bouquet of roses to your mom. A little love goes a long way!
A toast to an all rounded Valentines day!
Be sure to share with us your valentines day experience. What have you been up to?
~ Val