Love is Love is Love: Celebrating Valentine’s Day


Kelly Sikkema

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That’s right folks, love is in the air! It’s time to bust out those bouquets and chocolate boxes because Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. This Monday marks the 1,525th Valentine’s Day, which first occurred in 496 AD.

Even though it’s the day of love and romance, Valentine’s Day tends to make people feel the opposite. It’s a reminder for many people around the world that they’re single, making them feel lonely. But fear not! Valentine’s Day isn’t reserved for only couples.

It’s a day of love, (not only romantic,) so be around those you care about. Grab a group of friends and treat yourselves to dinner.

Ladies, this is your time to indulge in a “galentine’s” day with your girlfriends!

If you just want to do your own thing on Valentine’s Day and not go out and about, that’s perfectly fine, too.

See that big teddy bear and box of dark chocolates at Publix? Buy it for yourself! There’s nothing wrong with celebrating self love.

Even though it’s been given sort of a bad rap from people feeling lonely, Valentine’s Day still has something to honor for just about everyone. So use this coming Monday as a day of celebration and delight, not as a day of sadness and gloom.