Why We Should Celebrate "Galentine's Day"
Start writing a post
Relationships

Why We Should Celebrate "Galentine's Day"

Why not?

51
Why We Should Celebrate "Galentine's Day"
antonofftheblog.com

Leslie Knope is my role model. Well, besides the nervous breakdowns, petty grudges, screaming, and all around craziness her persona exudes. Okay, so maybe I just admire her ingenuity and tenacity for helping people.

Anyway, one of Leslie’s best ideas on Parks and Rec is “Galentine’s Day,” a day she plans for all of her “gal pals” where they get together to hang out and hear Leslie share what she loves about each of them (before she showers them with gifts).

This year, my friends and I will be celebrating Galentine’s day after Valentines day. Yes, just in time to celebrate as we watch our inflated expectations of romance drift out of sight on the wind before they, like a bubble, pop. And that’s okay because those expectations were never healthy.

For a lot of people, Valentine’s Day becomes “Singles Awareness Day”. We are taught that if we don’t have a date by February 14 then we have somehow messed up, that we are unloved. But on Galentine’s Day my girls and I will celebrate the fact that single, or in a relationship, we are loved by some pretty awesome people, and that we all have something unique to contribute to the world.

Why celebrate Galentine’s Day?

It’s a chance to go out, have a little bit of fun, but also to affirm each other. Too often we believe our culture as it whispers that our worth comes from who we know, what we do, or who we are dating, when in fact, our worth comes from the truth that we are loved by God, unconditionally and eternally. We need to declare the value of the women (and men too for that matter) around us because if we don’t, no one will.

Oh also, candy. Candy is a great reason to celebrate. Besides the fact that it’s good to affirm each other, this college girl is thinking about all of the half-priced candy that drug stores need to get rid of after February 14 and so I will be taking advantage of that. I hope that this month you will take the time to affirm the value of those closest to you and also, I hope you eat something sugary.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less
Featured

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

67006
houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee
nappy.co

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

129381
college students waiting in a long line in the hallway
StableDiffusion

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments