Valentine’s Day on Facebook

Some things I’d like to say on Valentine’s day and facebook posts.

I’m sure many of you have read the stories that Facebook apparently makes people depressed (if only I had links of those studies…. help me out here!). If this is true, then Valentine’s day can be really hard!  Here’s some things I’d like to say to both singles and couples.

Couples

You have a great gift: the gift of each other.  Celebrate it.  If you’re happy, do not be afraid to express it.

At the same time, do not be boastful and haughty about it.  Do not do it with an attitude that can be hurtful to single people.

Singles

You have a great gift: you do not have to spend copious amounts of money on someone!  You should also celebrate the gift of love with other people.  You have an opportunity to show that love is more than just romantic or erotic love.  Make Valentine’s day a day where you celebrate with friends and family, both couples and singles.

At the same time, you can be prone to jealousy.  You will see those happy-looking Facebook statuses and pictures of couples and your mood will be ruined for the rest of the week.  I know, because I’ve been there.  Those feelings are understandable, but don’t make couples feel bad about expressing their happiness, thankfulness, and gratitude.  Couples shouldn’t be afraid to express their joy just because it might ruin someone elses day.  It might feel like most couples are, in a sense, dangling their toys in front of your face just to make you feel jealous, but they are most likely just expressing genuine joy.

It’s also possible that you’re reading this post and you just couldn’t care less about Valentine’s day and what it entails.  If so, then you can ignore my post!

And that’s my [amateur] wisdom of the day.

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