Valentine’s Day should bring joy, not resentment

Feb 13 • Opinion, Top Stories • 155

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We have finally reached mid-February, which means that we are about to experience the holiday that many individuals just absolutely love to hate. Valentine’s Day.

I know that many individuals hate this particular holiday for one reason or another.

I, on the other hand, really love Valentine’s Day.

I love the atmosphere that Valentine’s Day provides.

As a person who just generally loves the idea of love, I really look forward to this time of year.

I enjoy all of the beautiful colors that are associated with Valentine’s Day.

I love being able to walk into a store and see all of the decorations and gifts that are available.

In my experience, the people who love Valentine’s Day really love it, but the people who hate it have an extreme hatred for just the thought of the day.

I really can’t understand how anyone could really hate this holiday that is all about love.

I know that some people, especially individuals around my age, dislike this holiday due to their relationship status.

I personally think that is the worst reason to hate Valentine’s Day.

I think that you can celebrate Valentine’s Day whether you have a significant other or not.

I feel as though the rise of “Galentine’s Day” has had an impact on how people feel about Valentine’s Day in general.

Galentine’s Day is a Valentine’s Day alternative where girl friends will celebrate the day together.

I think that this kind of idea should work for others on this holiday too.

To me, the main idea of Valentine’s Day is to show others that you care about them.

I do not necessarily think only people who are romantically involved should be able to celebrate the day.

I think that everyone should be able to show their love to those they care about.

I think that Valentine’s Day is a wonderful way for anyone — friends, partners and loved ones — to show their love and appreciation for the people around them.

Give your best friend some candy, send your family a card or treat your significant other to a nice meal.

Valentine’s Day should not have to be a time for only those in relationships.

In my opinion, all kinds of relationships should be celebrated on Valentine’s Day.

You do not need a boyfriend or girlfriend to have a reason to celebrate love.

At the end of the day, showing the people who support you that you love them is just as important, if not more important, than dating someone.

You also don’t need to shower ayone with gifts to show them that you care about them.

Writing someone a simple Valentine’s Day card can be enough.

And even after all of this, if you still hate Valentine’s Day, at least be respectful of the people who do enjoy it.

This day is important for some people, or it even may be someone’s favorite holiday.

Try not to allow your hatred for the day to rain on anyone else’s parade.

HARLEE BOEHM

boehm003@knights.gannon.edu

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