Valentine's Day is filled with people doing nice things for other people. Yes, it has to do with the people you love, but it's about doing nice things. It's a day to show the people you love how much you love them. Today I saw a ton of people in CVS buying Valentine's. I could have thought, "Wow I'm single, this sucks." But instead I thought, "This world is filled with so much love." We hear the headlines on the news talking about all of the hate in this world and all of the bad things. Look closely at the people around you. Look at the grandpa in CVS buying candy for his grandkids. Look at all the people wearing pink and red. Look at all of the people going out of their way to get the candy or flowers their loved ones love so much. This day is filled with happiness.
My parents have always made Valentine's Day a special day for me. When I was little my dad would always get me a card and a little necklace. My mom always let me have a Valentine's Day party, no matter what day of the week it was. All of my friends would come over and decorate cupcakes. My mom would decorate the house with hearts and red and pink decorations.
I haven't been home for Valentine's Day since I was 12 years old and now I'm almost 22. In 8th grade we were on a trip to D.C. and in high school I was always away on trips for my extracurricular activities. Now I have been away at college for 4 years. My mom has sent me cookies from Cheryl's Cookies every year since 8th grade and I always look forward to it. Since I have been in college I have made a point of having a special dinner with my single friends and drinking pink wine on Valentine's Day.
This year I started a new tradition and bought myself flowers and my roommates candy and cards for Valentine's Day. I think everyone should be able to enjoy Valentine's Day. No matter what.