Some people (most people?) see Valentine's Day as a big old Hallmark holiday. Let's be honest.. it kind of is. But let me be the first to say that I am a huge fan of Valentine's Day. What a great excuse to tell your friends, family and special one how much they mean to you. Not to mention you get to enjoy lots of pink and red, and candy hearts too!
Anyways, some people feel like Valentine's is all about romance, so for those without a special someone, this day is often referred to as 'Singles Awareness Day'. But- and I really believe this- I think Valentine's Day can be about so much more! Yes, I am a big believer in telling loved ones how we feel about them throughout the year (not just on one token day!), but why not take the opportunity to do it (too) on February 14th since Hallmark makes it pretty easy for us? :)
More importantly though, it's crucial to point out that all the love going around on Valentine's Day is a reminder that the most important relationship we all have is the one we have with ourselves!! If you don't truly love yourself, how can others love you? I love this quote (made famous by a TV show that is no longer on the air! see if you can guess where it is from!), " The most exciting, challenging and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself. And if you find someone to love the you that you love, well, that's just fabulous!" If you are someone who hates Valentine's Day, you can keep hating it :). But... I hope this is a positive message for each of you who reads this, to remember to LOVE yourselves just the way that God made you! You are beautiful.