So I noticed yesterday an explosion on twitter and facebook of the most extreme thoughts and opinions about Valentines Day and on completely different sides of the spectrum. It really got me to thinking.
Everyone’s approach to such a high profile holiday has everything to do with our personal experiences. Some went all out and shared pictures and wished the world a happy Valentine’s day, and some said the most vile, bitter words that gave us a glimpse into the broken heart. Some were completely in the middle, but everyone had something to say about it. I wonder why.
All I can say is that as humans, we can really value, cherish, skew, distort, accept, deny, fail or succeed at and enjoy or hate love. Love is the most simple, but it’s the most intricate. It can be everything to us or nothing at all. We can allow it to have no limits or we can put it in a box of chocolates.
It’s just interesting. I’m gonna leave it at that for now.
My Valentines day was nice. Nothing special happened, but Abram and I did surprise Daniel at work with a giant cheesy card and a box of Ferrero Rocher’s. Daniel was kinda bummed because he never really knows what to do for Valentines Day, and the day before had been a disaster (as I previously posted) so he didn’t have the time he thought he would to work on something. When I picked him up from work last night, he handed me some crumpled up papers and told me to read it.
In a nutshell, he told me how much he appreciates me and how I make his life better.
It was better than any balloon, card, candy, stuffed animal, fancy dinner or the most creative and original scheme.
Those things are awesome, but sometimes you just need a child-like note from your favorite person in the world telling you how much they love you.