When we were younger Valentine’s Day meant getting lots of candy, Hannah Montana stickers (pre -wrecking ball Miley was DABOMB.COM) Valentine’s Day meant buying candy the night before, then praying that your classmates didn’t buy the same kind, but most importantly Valentine’s Day was the victorious feeling you felt at the end of the day. You know that feeling you felt when you came home with a backpack full of cavities, I mean candy.
By the time we reached high school it was less about how much candy you could get, but more about if you’d be watching “The Notebook” with a big spoon and a big bucket of ice cream or a significant other.
Now we’re in college and I was curious to know where we stand with Valentine’s Day. So I took to campus, and asked students to share what Valentine’s Day meant to them.
“It isn’t Valentines day, it’s single awareness day.”
“I hate Valentine’s day.”
“Don’t forget to send a can of crush, and there is hope in chocolate.”
“Why celebrate love one day when you have 364 more days to do so?”
“It’s way too Americanized. Don’t blow it out of proportion.”
” I think valentines day is stupid, but I do love the cheap candy on February 15th.”
“I ignore it, because I’ve been single for a very long time.” Like How? He’s a good-looking man! MNU ladies get this man off the market (Low-key shout-out for MNU Mingle)
“Sadly, we live in a culture that makes it all about sex.”
“I love it only because I love Chocolate. Campus center goes all out!” She then pops a few chocolate covered M & M’S in her mouth.
“I think Valentines Day is a good way to get guys to spend money on girls. Are you going to use my name in this blog?” HEHEHE….. I’m kidding of course I told him I would… I think.
“This Morning My Professor prayed that this weekend especially we would keep love in the same manner that God intended. I like that one.”
What do I think about Valentine’s Day?
I love it because growing up this day would always mend the tension between my parents. In its simplest form, when it’s not over-thought, it’s just showing someone that you appreciate and care for them, and like Kelsey said shouldn’t we want to do that every day?
Feel free to leave a comment in box below on your thoughts of what Valentine’s means to you.