Today, when a majority of people are going gaga over their Valentine’s day celebration and social media timeline is flooded with such posts, I am wondering about what it means to me.
Do we really need a day to celebrate love? My answer is No. Love is free and unlimited and its celebration can’t be confined in a day. Actually, dedicating just a day to celebrate your love and relationship is not enough. Love should be celebrated on all 365 days or 366 days in case of leap year.
I feel that the celebration has become more commercialise. You will start seeing heart shaped red balloons, red dresses all over the shops as soon February starts. Cupid will follow you that month no matter where you go. Moreover, if you are one among those who buy things by their appearance, there is 90% chance that you will buy them too.
On Feb 12th, when I entered the shop to buy some vegetables and fruits (remember Feb 14 is Sunday), I was puzzled by the shop look. There was a separate section for flowers near the entrance. Roses of all colours were stacked there and It was not just hitting me why flowers were there. And then there was my Eureka moment about the realisation that Valentine’s day is after two days.
Going back to the point about a day dedicated to celebrating love, I think, We should celebrate love every day. The celebration is in those small doings which you do for the person who you love. Every second in my life, H (my husband) makes me feel loved and honoured. I can be myself when I am with him. I don’t have to hide anything from him (knowing I don’t really open up with people) and he doesn’t have to buy expensive gifts, cards and flowers to express his love. His one smile can brighten my day in a manner nothing else could do.
And people who believe in celebrating Valentine’s day, I would like to ask a question. How did you celebrate the love for your inner self?
Because love it or loathe it, ultimately everything starts there.
Care until next time!