Valentine’s Day…

The day of love, the day of romance. But is it really?

If you ask me, I will tell you that it’s just a day of pressure and big expectations even if your special one is not worthy.  And most of all, it’s the day where all those big companies rob you of all your money.

Each year, people spend a tremendous amount of money on gifts, fancy dinners, boxes of chocolate and flowers. But, for what? So people will see how much you love them!? (Sarcasm… in case you haven’t noticed. Lol)

Besides, the origin of that day isn’t even that romantic; it’s actually a little bit dark and sad.

The day gets its name from a famous saint; but there are several stories of who he was.  The popular belief about St Valentine is that he was a priest from Rome in the third century AD.

Emperor Claudius II had banned marriage because he thought married men were bad soldiers. Saint Valentine of Rome felt this was unfair, so he broke the rules and performed marriages in secret for soldiers who were forbidden to wed. When Emperor Claudius II found out, Valentine was thrown in jail and sentenced to death. According to the legend, during his imprisonment, he fell in love with the daughter of his jailer, Asterius and before his execution on the 14th of February, he sent her a letter signed “ From Your Valentine” as a farewell.

So you see, there shouldn’t be just one special day to show your love to your special one. When we love someone, we should shout it on the roof tops every single day because we don’t know if there will be a tomorrow.


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