Yesterday somehow I came across some information on Singles Awareness Day. Basically this is a day somebody made up to coincide with Valentine’s Day as an alternative for those of us who are not romantically involved. I laughed about it. Showed it to my friends. Made a big deal about it. And wished everybody over at Mom’s Morning Show this morning a Happy Singles Awareness Day.
Can I just say, I’m not as anti-relationship as I pretend to be? No, right now, it’s not for me, but I don’t begrudge anybody who’s found happiness with somebody that right. I do however see Singles Awareness Day as something that maybe people do need to think about. Can I not enjoy Valentine’s Day because I’m not romantically involved? Of course I can. What frustrates me about Valentine’s Day is the concept that it’s for couples in a relationship.
I usually buy Andrew something special and take him to dinner. If you follow me on Twitter you know tonight he chose Burger King. (They had Monster Truck toys which he’s been anxious to go and get one.) Anyway, I don’t see Singles Awareness Day as a “poor me, I’m single and I’m boycotting Valentine’s Day.” I see it more of a, don’t forget that those of us who don’t have “somebody” appreciate and enjoy Valentine’s Day, too.
By the way, if you’d like a little history on Valentine’s Day, check out this post by my sister. She’s a pretty darn good writer. I’m trying to talk her into ghost writing for some extra cash.
“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” 1 Corinthians 13:13