Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and it really got me to thinking about just how commercial this “holiday” has become. Matter of fact, a few other holidays have become so commercial that we’ve forgotten the REAL reason we celebrate them. I’ll get back to these when the time comes, TRUST ME!! 😉
What I’m trying to say is that every Valentine’s Day, men rush to the store to find that PERFECT bouquet of flowers, that PERFECT piece of jewelry, that PERFECT bottle of wine or that PERFECT box of assorted chocolates. Sure everybody, especially women, wants to feel loved and appreciated, but seriously is spending MONEY on somebody showing them how much you really admire, respect and love them? No, I don’t think so!!!
I don’t get caught up in all this commercialism. I think the perfect Valentine’s Day is one when you spend the day with your friends, family and loved ones who mean the world to you. I have the greatest friends and family in the world and would not trade the relationships I’ve made for ALL the money in the world.
I’ve had the pleasure of having lunch with my coworkers and very best friend a lot the past three and a half years, and have really enjoyed the conversations and the camaraderie we’ve shared while we eat. You may be asking yourself, “Yeah, well so what? What in the name of Cupid and his little bow and arrow has that got to do with Valentine’s Day? Isn’t that what this post is about?”
Just sit tight and I’ll explain, and YES it has a lot to do with Valentine’s Day… I’m a very shy person when you first meet me and I rarely say five words if I’m meeting you for the first time, but whenever I am around my friends and family, I feel like a new man. I talk, laugh, cry and even make jokes with them… my best friend and I joke around all the time, and I LOVE her for it 😉
Point I’m trying to make is, I would be perfectly satisfied if all I do on Valentine’s Day is go to work, see my co-workers and have lunch with my friends. THAT is the perfect Valentine’s Day in my book. So what if I didn’t get a frilly pink and red card with mushy “I love you’s” inside, a big soft teddy bear or a box of chocolates (which by the way are pretty good if you steer away from the coconut ones… UGH!!)??
I am able to spend the day with the people I cherish, admire, respect and LOVE and that’s what’s really important. What makes the day even more special to me is knowing I will spend it with THE most importand person in my life. He is my Rock, My Salvation, My Savior and My Redeemer. Yes folks, I am really excited for Valentine’s Day because I’ll be spending it with the Lord, Jesus Christ!!
Still asking yourself what the true meaning of Valentine is? Put your reading specs on, go back and re-read yesterday’s post.
Happy Valentine’s Day!!