Valentines Day. A day full of chocolate boxes and Hallmark cards from CVS, roses from the shop down the street and oversized teddy bears that people think are a good idea until they see the size of them in person. It is a day that puts pressure on people to tell "that special someone" how they feel about them or show them that they love them. This day has been transformed from a day celebrating St. Valentine to a huge day for flower shops and restaurants across the country.
Many people think that this is the only day where you show affection to those you love, that there is one day a year to show appreciation through gifts or words. People are also under the impression that this is just for romantic relationships. Valentine's day should be a day along with the other 364 days to tell your friends, family and if you have that special someone that you appreciate them and love them.Now, the pressures on. It's time to give the balloon and bag full of sweets to your crush down the hall. You walk by the girls who are "oohing" and "awwing" as well as the girls who don't have a valentine and are temporarily stone- cold V day haters. You feel a little awkward, but know that this could be a good icebreaker and will make her happy. She opens the door, you give her the gift and hope she doesn't notice your sweaty palms. Success! The smile on her face was worth the embarrassment of walking down the girl's hallway with a bright pink bag and your roommates making fun of you for being "soft". And that is what Valentines Day is all about. The little things showing people that you care about them not just today, but every day.