So, earlier this week Valentine’s Day was celebrated. I say “it was celebrated” because I didn’t personally celebrate it myself. For one, my husband was out of town on that day. This was the first Valentine’s Day since we’ve been married, that we haven’t been together. Another reason is that we don’t necessarily celebrate it like most people do.
Generally, we give each other cards and tell each other Happy Valentine’s Day, hug and that’s pretty much the end of it. To be honest, I’ve never been hyped about Valentine’s Day. In fact, I’m not really excited about any holiday, except for Thanksgiving. Now that I think about it, I’m only excited about Thanksgiving because of the food and family. It’s just another reason for us to be together and eat. Works for me!
For those of you who do celebrate Valentine’s Day, I hope it was a magical day for you. Many people probably got engaged, went to dinner, and some babies were probably made. I like going out to dinner as much as the next person, just not on Valentine’s day. Getting a reservation would be a nightmare. Besides, I don’t know if I want to be hanging out with a bunch of people in a closed-in restaurant during COVID. I’m just saying…
Anyway, this year since I had time on my hands, I decided to check out the origins of Valentine’s Day. Many people say it was created by the greeting card industry (thanks, Hallmark) but it seems that the story goes back further than that. Instead of me rehashing the origins, I’ve decided to share how Valentine’s Day came to be.
There seems to be more than one story, so pick the one that is your favorite. I thought the one about the goats was interesting. At any rate, I do hope you all enjoyed Valentine’s Day the way you wanted to. I pray it brought you joy and much love. I also pray that you receive that kind of love more often than one day out of the year.
“Valentine’s Day is just another day to truly love like there is no tomorrow.” ~ Roy A. Ngansop