Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Though I used to abhor it...

I'll admit it; I am actually beginning to heart the good old v-day again. (GASP, I know.)

Yes, I could go off on a diatribe leaden with all of the reasons why this holiday is exclusionary, why you should tell whomever you love EVERY day that you love them, as well as why v-day is just a commercialized mess... but why? Seriously people, can't we evoke the elementary school view of Valentine’s Day, where you gave everybody in your class a valentine and had some decent candy? Maybe it's because I'm married now, or maybe it's just because I'm tired of always being so dang cynical... but I really don't think that's it. Or that's not all of it.

I DO think that you should tell the people who you love that you love them everyday, and I have been in situations where v-day has seemed a bit exclusionary. But really, why not use it as a day to spread a little love to your fellow mankind? Serve somebody. Do some volunteer work. Think of ways that you can demonstrate your love to various people throughout the year. Just stop being bitter and cynical, because there's enough to be bitter and cynical about in this world that actually mean something.

Thanks to those of you whom I love and admire. You know who you are because I try to tell you as often as I can. All of you have helped me become a better and more fulfilled person. Your daily simple acts of kindness motivate me to constantly strive to be a better and more complete person.

So all of you v-day haters just have to deal with it. I guess I'm just oozing with love everyday these days. Who would've thought?


Eliza said...

I was happy to find your blog, hope you don't mind that I linked you on mine. You and Greg look so great together.

When I found your blog it made me remember back in the day when you invited me to your birthday party at the Jungle Gym (I think that's what it was called) and I thought your party was the coolest thing. ever. lol :-D

I hope you and Greg have a great V-day!

Jana B. said...

hooray for giving candy to everyone in the class.

love you too lauren!

Josh & Kenna said...

I love your face.


Ashley said...

You wrote that to me didn't you? Traitor.