Guest Blog: What does love mean to you?
While Valentine’s Day is typically about Valentine’s Day, it really should be about love, whether it’s your friends or family!
Ish from MTV’s 1 Girl 5 Gays wanted to share a special Valentine’s Day message for everyone that loves love! Take it away Ish!
For a long time I was grotesquely non supportive of Valentines Day. To say the least, I would be a bitter mess of a person. I mean 1 ex-boyfriend, about 3 years of dating various variations of Mr. Wrong and never actually having a date on V-Day really makes you hop over to the “Single Awareness Day” side of the fence.
However, this year I am making a change. It hit me recently that this day isn’t about whether or not you have a boy or girlfriend. Valentines isn’t about how many dozens of roses you get or if you get a box of chocolate. It also isn’t about you getting a cute Hallmark card that sings “From This Moment” when you open it. Those things don’t validate your relationship.
What this day is about is love. Love isn’t an emotion sectored off as a couple’s only feeling. I have lots of love in my life and this year I’m not going to have a Valentine, but I am going to be one. I am sick of being bitter and feeling lonely and pathetic while everyone else is blissfully going about their day! I say this day isn’t about who you screw, it is about who you love.
I love my mother and I will let her know it. I am going to make all my friends smile and spam my older brother’s Facebook wall with character constructed hearts. So this is for you my fellow perpetual singles. To the ones who always watch their bestie get picked up, who is always the tag along on a double date and who are always there with a wet shoulder when someone’s heart breaks. Here’s to not splurging mass amounts of dollars that we don’t have and here is to not having to eat at fine restaurants when really you just want to stay home and have pizza. Here is to not having to pick up flower peddles off the floor and not having to deal with the fire hazard of candles. Here is to singledom and to most of all here is too love.
The single kind.