It’s February. Well, frantic schedules made me forget that Valentine’s Day is just a sleep away, until I walked inside a galleria and was amazed at the deluge of various sweet and romantic stuff. I was thrilled watching the people getting frenzy about the occasion, and I sensed romance explicitly on every nook.
I have been through the shackles of many relationships. Some left worth-keeping memories, but some were better consigned to oblivion. Memories of Valentine’s dates are among those I don’t intend to keep, except those I spent with someone really special. There are many people, however, who are good at remembering the past and narrating their most worthwhile experiences.
Reminiscing my teen years, I can recall the most vivid thoughts of how I celebrated Valentine’s Day with the girl I honestly loved for many years. On our first year, we were still on our senior year in high school. She often sent me, through regular mail, Valentine’s cards without her name on it and left love notes in my backpack under my arm-chair. I did not treat her to dinner, but we went to the boulevard to watch the sunset.” — A Walk Through Life by Richard C. Cuthing
That was a simple experience of a teenage boy about love and Valentine’s Day. And I realized, most of my dates were upscale and definitely expensive—a date on a river cruise, a night in a high-priced hotel, a week-long safari, and many more. Our different experiences remind us that Valentine’s Day is not about classy dating. It should be a meaningful celebration of love and relationship.
There are many ways to celebrate the occasion. It is not merely for lovers, as almost everybody assumes, but also for friends and the family. It is a season of love … The essence of the occasion is on how you appreciate and treasure a relationship, not by material possessions but by how a person affects your life.” — A Walk Through Life by Richard C. Cuthing
I won’t be having a Valentine’s date tomorrow, but I know what to do. Whether or not you are in a relationship, in love and dating, enjoy the day in your own way like it is a gift. If you were single, go out and seize the day with your friends. You can also spend time with your family at dinner and play with the kids, or enjoy a sweating cold beer with a friend. Don’t forget to eat right and drink moderately.
Happy Valentine’s Day!