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What Are You Doing on Valentine's Day?

Marlene Geiser

Posted on February 5, 2020 16:42

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One has to wonder what people do on Valentine's Day. February fourteenth is the day when certain folks decided that we are supposed to share our love.

All of my adult life I have wondered why we must have certain predetermined days on which we have to commemorate specific things. 

Speaking for myself, I have not particularly enjoyed what the powers that be make it imperative that we do. We are encouraged to spend our money buying gifts or cards for those in our life on one stipulated day.

It has always seemed to me that every day can be Valentine's Day if we so choose. Love should not be date specific.  When we feel love for others, it seems ridiculous that we let them know how we feel on February fourteenth, when every day can potentially be a day of love.

Many people with whom I have come in contact find it so important that they follow the rules that in my judgment have been made by the retailers who can benefit monetarily, and leave the average person ashamed if they do not go to the store and buy a present or card for the folks in their life.

Why don't we take the time on a daily basis to share our emotions?  I love my daughter, and try to find the time to tell her how much I love her at least once or twice a day.

My husband and I have been married for many years, and I prefer to tell him that I love him on any day I personally select. Why not make today and every day your personal Valentine's Day?

I would like to ask my readers a question.  What are you doing on Valentine's Day? Perhaps you may answer that you have other things planned for that day, and that you prefer to say I love you when you want to.

We do appear to live in a world that is torn with strife and anger. What is happening in government seems to have taken the place of love. The world is full of controversy and competition, and people devote their days to raising money in order that specific people have the final say in what happens to all of us.  

Maybe this Valentine's Day should become "peace day."  

Marlene Geiser

Posted on February 5, 2020 16:42

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