For those of you who think I’m going to write a lovey-dovey blog, please keep reading, because I think you’ll be surprised.
If you were to ask those closer to me (even my fiance), you would know that I am not (nor have I ever been) a big fan of Valentine’s Day. Now, does that mean I am against love? No! Not by any means. What I don’t like about Valentine’s Day is this: our culture says that if we don’t spend X-amount of dollars on our significant other for this one day, than we missed the mark. I don’t like that for a few reasons.
1: I’m a college student! I don’t always have X-amount of dollars just lying around.
2: So much worth and emphasis is placed on one day that we can forget to love the other person every day.
As Christians, I believe we are called to love every day, not just the holidays. And in our culture, we like to split up the love to the big holidays and celebrations: V-day, birthdays, anniversaries, and Christmas. But we are called to love every day and everyone, Not just one person on one day a year.
So I guess it’s not that I don’t like Valentine’s Day. It’s that I don’t like it when the one day and the money is emphasized over the actual loving of the people around you.
So instead of spending X-amount of dollars on all of the holidays this year, maybe take some time to tell the people around you that you love and appreciate them!