life /līf/ – the existence of an individual human being or animal.

death /deTH/ – the permanent ending of vital processes in a cell or tissue.

Exactly 7 days, and 3 hours until the overly celebrated holiday. The holiday that the world invests about 19 BILLION dollars into and in case you were wondering America spends about 17.3 billion dollars. I’m not going to lie, it’s a cute holiday, but seriously how important is this? A yearly holiday to demonstrate your love for your spouse, couple, or about anybody. As a teenage girl, I should probably be ecstatic, I mean having a valentine would be amazing, wouldn’t it be.  Wrong. Yeah, I said wrong.

How many teenagers in the U.S.A. ache to have a date for Valentine’s day? How many kids are wasting money on chocolates, teddy bears, and hallmark cards? It’s cute, but it’s not right in my opinion. Valentine’s Day is an “extra” opportunity for spouses to show their undying and eternal love for each other. LOVE should not be a day on a calendar, nor a “cute” holiday. I know many teenagers who would kill to have a date on Valentine’s day or a girlfriend/boyfriend. Honestly, don’t waste your time. You might believe that you love the other person and that you can be perfect, but time isn’t always your friend. You have to mature, realize your goals, and let the other person love you. If they don’t love you then neither one of you can live a happy life, even if you think you love each other.

Now focusing on the dead bouquet. Sometimes the general idea of Valentine’s day puts those young adults and teenagers down. It makes them sad and almost depressed because they can’t have an Instagram life with their dream spouse. It’s like instead of a fresh rose bouquet, they become a dead bouquet, but they are as alive and as wonderful as ever. I’m going to paraphrase one of my favorite songs about stupid relationship goals… “Not a relationship goal poster, a Casanova. I can give you pugs, flowers, rub your shoulders. It’s corny. It only happens on the internet. A bae won’t last everyday. Love is a kiss to a gun, Love is after you realize you don’t like, but still love. Love is not a four-letter word” It’s the truth about a “perfect Instagram relationship.” Love has nothing to do with these things, true love never leaves a person. LOVE is undying, relentless affection and compromise to the person that you love.

Love isn’t selfish, and love doesn’t judge. Wait for love. Let it find you and be happy without it. Love is all around you, your mom, your dad, your sibling, a friend. Let’s keep it simple.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. – 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 

“I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.” – Marilyn Monroe

“Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.” – Robert A. Heinlein


Don’t be sad because a special someone hasn’t met you

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