Boycotting the Real Valentine’s Day — re-blog

I really liked this post and thought I’d share it with y’all.  I’ve long liked the idea of bypassing Valentine’s Day in favor of  random “acts of love” throughout the year…

One day late last November I stood in the “ten items or less” line at the supermarket counting the number of items possessed by the three folks ahead of me.  I knew I passed the courtesy test; I had a salad, some dish soap, and a dozen red roses.


So absorbed in my counting I was oblivious that two former students of mine, now married, stood behind me in line.


“Hi Professor.”  Looking at the roses they inquired, “Do you mind if we ask? What’s the occasion?”


“None” I said. ” I just choose this nothing Friday afternoon to remind my wife I love her with a dozen roses. It’ s not her birthday, or our anniversary; it’s Valentines Day!”


…..To continue reading, visit the original post here: Boycotting the Real Valentine’s Day.

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5 Responses to Boycotting the Real Valentine’s Day — re-blog

  1. sarah says:

    That pretty much sums up how I feel about it.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Not another ridiculous boycott. Their are much more important things to boycott then Valentine’s Day.
    Yes you can do kind and nice things for your partner all year but this is a day that celebrates love and romance.


    • Aerykah says:

      Okay, so I’m not exactly opposed to celebrating Valentine’s Day. But I would rather my guy (or anyone, for that matter) do something special for me just because he wanted to, instead of because it’s expected of him. And it’s not just Valentine’s Day either… I feel the same way about Christmas, birthdays, etc. Guess it’s just the way I am.


    • sarah says:

      I’m not *against* Valentine’s Day either. I’m not going to refuse to buy Valentine related things, etc. My husband and I just choose not to make a huge deal out of it. And like my brother and I were just discussing last week…. prices multiply during this time, making it ridiculously expensive to rent a hotel room, buy nice flowers, whatever…… taking advantage of those who feel obligated to express their “love” on this one particular day of the year.
      I just like this guy’s philosophy. It’s much more meaningful when the act/gift is spontaneously compelled by the actual love.

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