Happy Valentine’s Day – the most dreaded day of the year by many for different reasons. Single ladies fear it because they feel they have no one to share it with. Men fear it depending on which side of the fence they sit. Single men have the urge to couple up before the day for an easy way for you know what. Worrying about what present to buy at the last minute is probably why men in relationships hate the day.
I’ve been with my husband since I was 16 and for us Valentine’s Day is just another day in the year. However, I do have to admit that I do use it as a chance to get a present. I mean, who doesn’t love presents right? Yet with each year that goes past, I get a little sick of the day. I’ve never felt forced to celebrate, but I have felt forced to bask in other people’s happiness about the day. From the lady on the train carrying a bouquet of flowers home to the friend on Snapchat showing of the chocolate her husband bought her.
It no wonder why I’m so glad to see that in recent years, the art of Galentine’s or Palentine’s as I saw it referred to earlier today is a growing trend. Traditionally, Galentine’s Day is celebrated the day before Valentine’s Day and is all about celebrating friendship. Something we all share in life regardless of age, sex or size. I love the idea of celebrating Galentine’s Day. I have friends (no, really I do) who I think deserve a shout out for being themselves and always being there for me.
Guys, I love you more than a fat kid loves cake! Em, Zainab, Tee and Prisca, without your constant support I wouldn’t be able to spread ‘Joy’ to the World.