Most relationships aren’t perfect every single day. We don’t usually buy gifts for someone simply because they’re our partner. We don’t usually write love letters, send love messages, overuse the heart symbol, sicken our friends by posting about our amazing significant others on Facebook, or give thoughtful thanks from the bottom of our hearts each day to the ones that we love, even if we feel that way at all moments. We don’t wake up every morning to breakfast in bed made by our mothers, children or lovers. We don’t go out, just the two of us, to a romantic dinner every night. We don’t receive flowers, chocolate, or something more thoughtful from our loved ones as a symbol of appreciation for being there for them every day of the year. No. There’s just one day dedicated to simply appreciating ALL our loved ones, both romantic and not, and that day is Saint Valentine’s Day. You don’t HAVE to buy gifts, it doesn’t matter how much you spend - heck, you don’t even have to spend a dime if you don’t want to - and if you’re dating some freak of nature who doesn’t like chocolate then don’t buy any cute heart-shaped boxes, freak. What matters is who you’re with, and showing love and appreciation - in whatever way you see fit - in a way that maybe you don’t get a chance to every other day of the year. My point is, we live fast-paced lives. We don’t have time. We don’t have money. We forget to consider the simple things every single day. The simple things like love and thanks. It’s one day to take the time to forget the rest of the world, to forget time and money, and just be together. Just be together and do what makes you happy, as a couple or as a family, and give thanks to the ones you love. Valentine’s Day is not as negative as some of us make it out to be. There’s no rule you HAVE to spend money or do any of the things mentioned, and yeah sure you should totally do all of those amazing things every day, it’s just… you don’t always get the CHANCE to. We give gifts to each other every year for being BORN - as if we had a choice in that - why is it so hard to admit that it’s okay to splurge on Valentine’s Day? Do what you want, but I don’t think it’s stupid to take a moment to celebrate love. In whatever way I, or you, desire to. Maybe for just a moment you will feel perfection, in all of your imperfections, together. That sounds pretty perfect to me.

My Unpopular Hopeless Romantic Opinion, Sarah Marie 2014 (via sarahmariepoetry)



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