What is LOVE? Why is Valentine’s Day the only day to celebrate Love? Why does it seem it’s only for “Lovers”?

LOVELOVE: A feeling of strong and constant affection for a person; unselfish loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another; attraction that includes sexual desire. These are only a few of the definitions on love I found in the dictionary. Very simple, right? I think it is easy to love; but we make it difficult at least when choosing a romantic partner. But I beg to differ, Love is easy; look at your mom and dad, they love you to the moon and back regardless of how bad you’ve behaved, how immature you are, how stubborn you’ve been etc. of course this is parental love and it starts right at birth when both see their child for the first time and science says at that moment the brain releases oxytocin which is the feel good, pleasure, “the love hormone”. It is as if you are high on love; to the extent that the high that you experience, is the same high as if you were high on cocaine; intense, no? Even though this is parental love, fraternal love can be the same if siblings are brought up together in the same household. However, nowadays we are such sourpuss about romantic love? Love is supposed to be beautiful, no? Well, some of us do not have the best of luck in the romantic department. For some it seems like we are targets for emotionally unavailable partners, some just want to play around, some just want to get in the sack with you, in the interim we sometimes trust the wrong people (yet we kind of know all along that they might have an agenda but we trust our feelings and we get hurt). After all the heartache and headache we become afraid to put ourselves out there; then we get bitter even more around Valentine’s Day. But why is it that Valentine’s Day seems like is only for Lovers? Some might get sad that they don’t have a romantic partner, their love lives are not where they wanted it to be , etc. But I ask, why should there be only one day to celebrate love? Shouldn’t it be an everyday thing? Regardless if you have a romantic partner or not. LOVE is the highest vibrational energy there is in the universe and we only plan to celebrate it one day of the year. It also seems like is only for LOVERS; if either of the partners don’t make huge productions, be it dinner, theater, orchestra, etc then we think they don’t love us. How screwed up are we, that the whole year has been good and one day it all goes down hill? WTH! (Not to imply that we should stop doing the things that our partners will love and appreciate from us after all it is key for love to grow and last; but it should be an easy free willing gesture and not a chore.) Which brings me to my next point.

I grew up in a culture where everyone said; “Feliz dia del Amor y La Amistad,” on Valentine’s Day, meaning happy day of love and friendship. I love this definition of Valentine’s Day because it is celebration of LOVE in every sense of the word, bonding of family, friends and lovers. Not just romantic love, all LOVE. In the US is a bit different; it’s overwhelming and the marketing is geared towards romantic partners and the rest of us I guess are screwed. Therefore no wonder lots of people hate Valentine’s Day and are so pessimistic and negative about it. It shouldn’t be that way; we should strive to be always in love, in love  with yourself, what you do, what you do for others including your family, friends, and/if someone special. We should not wait for a specific day to celebrate LOVE. Love is all around us we should be able to show it in gentle gestures everyday of our lives, for example: Helping an elderly person cross the street, carry some heavy bags for someone, petting your dog or cat; cuddling with your significant other , etc. All of these gestures raise our vibrations positively and become love and love becomes us; therefore we attract more of the things that we love and enjoy. I say do not wait for that one day of the year to show it; show small gestures to your loved ones everyday and you will never need a specific day to celebrated it because everyday of your life you are living in love…

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