Monday, February 13, 2012

Valentines day

Valentine's Day.

 One of the most hated and  loved holidays in our society.

You see, you can look at this holiday in three different ways. The first way being The Young Child View, in which you see this joyous occasion as an opportunity to make cards out of construction paper, to dress in red and white, and to eat those cute yet disgustingly chalky heart shaped candies. The second way Valentine's day can be viewed with is The Twitterpainted View. If you have The Twitterpainted View, you can probably look forward to being showered with chocolate, flowers, and the like. But the third view is probably what quite a few teenagers and young adults see Valentine's Day with: The Single's View.

For a lot of people, tomorrow will be a day of loneliness. Of being reminded that you don't have a boyfriend or girlfriend. Of watching happy {twitterpainted} couples enjoy each other's company.

And what does society generally have to say about those who are single?

You must not be worthy of being loved.

Our culture puts a lot of pressure on people {especially teen girls} to constantly be in a 'relationship'. If you do not have a boyfriend, there is almost always that underlying feeling of inadequacy. You are not beautiful unless a guy thinks you are attractive, and you are not witty unless a guy tells you that you are funny. You most definitely are not good enough to be loved, that is, unless a guy pursues you.

But that kind of thinking is completely and totally wrong. You. Are. Beautiful. God created you with a specific purpose in mind, and you are fearfully and wonderfully made. You are one of a kind, extraordinary and unique in your own way, and you don't need a guy to prove it.

So even if you are single this Valentine's Day, don't be depressed. Valentines Day is a wonderous holiday that gives you the freedom to consume large amounts of chocolate and watch Disney movies without shame. Do not judge me for writing that sentence.

As for me, I shall be re-watching Tangled as I wait for my future best friend. Because really, waiting to have a relationship with someone you truly love will make it so much more special.

Happy Valentine's Day. :)

~ Abby


Jana said...

I LOVE this post. end of story. (:

Abby said...

Why thank you! :)