What words are you using today? For a significant portion of the world, the frenzy of Valentine’s Day has arrived. In some countries, Saudi Arabia for one, all Valentine paraphernalia is banned. I’m curious, do we really need Valentine’s Day?
Other than giving Hallmark a reason to exist, what do we accomplish on Valentine’s Day that couldn’t be said or done any other day of the year? How and when could we say the things we normally reserve for holidays throughout the year? Do we really believe that Thanksgiving is the only time of year to show gratitude?
Once again, we put words and actions into categories, pulling them out at “appropriate” times. What’s stopping us from telling and showing people we love them every day of the year? What makes Valentine’s Day better than any other?
What would happen if we started picking our own holidays? Other than making retailers freak out, aren’t there times in your life that celebrating certain events would be more convenient than others?
Today’s post has been a bunch of questions that I’m not sure have any answers. My Valentine to you today is one of thought: do you really need a calendar to loosen your tongue to let the people in your life know your care?