No! No more of that self pity! It is time to reface Valentine's Day!
The history of Valentine's Day is a bit uncertain, but we are sure that it came from the Saint Valentine. The confusion comes in because there were three Saint Valentine's and they were all martyred. One was killed because he arranged secret marriages during a time when the emperor outlawed it (he thought that single soldiers were better than married ones). The other martyr was killed because he helped Christians escape from prison. The last legend is about Valentine falling in love with the jailer's daughter while he was in prison. He sent a letter saying, "From your Valentine". Read more interesting things about the history of Valentine's Day here!
The history may be a bit uncertain, but by reading the different legends, I can see many different types of love. That is how Valentine's Day should be celebrated: by showing your appreciation for all the people that you love, whether they be a lover, spouse, sibling, parent, or friend. Remember how when you were in elementary school, you had to write Valentine's for everyone in the class? Just because we are older now, does not mean we can't approach Valentine's Day in the same way that we did as kids.
Today is not Singles Awareness Day. You should have the confidence to be happy with who you are today. Today is not the day that you are suddenly brought into the light about being single. That is ridiculous. You are single because that is the phase in your life that you happen to be in. The holiday has nothing to do with it. The name of this holiday is not "Couples Day" or "Lovers Day"; it is Valentine's Day. Today is about love in its most general form. If we have learned anything from Disney it is that love comes in many different forms. Put a smile on your face and go be happy! You are a strong independent woman! Or man! (Pardon the cliché...)
This Valentine's Day I am going to hang out with all my friends and show how much I appreciate their love and support. I am really excited because we have a formal dance tonight. Some people will bring dates and many won't, but we will all be there to have fun together. I am looking forward to celebrating my Valentine's Day with everyone that has impacted my life in the past school year. I will also be going to a make-up party before hand! I encourage all of you to go grab a friend and just have fun today! Eat some chocolate and tell your friends how grateful you are for them. Who cares about having a significant other to share Valentine's Day with? We are all strong enough to be independent and happy as an individual.
Love you all!
From your Valentine.