By Meg Lowery
Many people view this day as “commercial” or a way for businesses to make money off of the feelings of their consumers. They “bank” on the pressure that this day causes to men who feel they have to adorn their wives or girlfriends with tangible things this day to “prove” they love them. What a horrible way to view this day! It is not a day of proving anything. It is not a day that has to be restricted to romantic love either. This day can cause many unlinked human beings to become lonely and to feel the ache of being without a partner far much greater than any other day. I know a couple of women in my life who choose to let February 14th go unacknowledged or even despised. While I can understand the feelings that would drive such decisions, I think it is a waste of a day to not overly express your love for those people in your life; romantic, parental, or friendship!
Why not jump on the bandwagon and tell all those around you how much you care! My son has been my Valentine since 2004 and we love this day! I may not always have a romantic valentine, but I can enjoy this day with my son, friends, family, and co-workers and just beam love! It really should be like this all year but there’s something special about acknowledging a certain day to go over the top.
At my house we leave little gifts or notes around for each other. I usually buy a little candy, card, or toy and he usually will draw me a picture that is beaming with the theme of love. I have every single one he has ever given to me and on my hardest days, out they come! They are great reminders of why I do what I do.
If you are finding yourself wishing for the romantic love this Valentine’s Day, just take a moment to write down all the names of those around you whom you love and shower them with your attention! This day shouldn’t go unacknowledged or dreaded; it should be a day for you to go over the top with your love-o-meter! Share it and be blessed with how much you receive in return!
Happy Valentine’s Day! God loves ALL of you!
Meg Lowery was married at the young age of 20, a mom by 24 and divorced at 29, Meg Lowery brings her life experiences to her blog, The Single Parenting Journey, to provide hope and encouragement to others in her situation.
Meg is originally from Southern California but now resides in Colorado Springs, CO with her son and is the Communications Director for Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk. Meg holds a Communications Degree from The University of Phoenix and has over 15 years’ experience in Marketing Communication in the worlds of Print, Radio, Web, Social Media and Customer Service. Outside of Family Talk she leads her private business for social media marketing and website strategy. Her clients have included: Dr. Meg Meeker, I am Second, e3 Partners and others.