Tomorrow’s the day where the commercial sector promotes its products that should express love.
This can set you back a couple of dollars / Euros / pounds (which ever part of the world you live in) if you don’t watch out! What is with this day that makes it so special?
I can remember back in elementary school where we all had to exchange valentine’s cards with each other and see who could collect the most. I must say I didn’t do bad back then but I was by no means the winner nor did I want to be either. I could never understand why I had to send all my fellow class mates a card and write on back of it – love, and my name. I really didn’t love anyone in my class; sure I had friends but to be in love with them that was asking a bit much of me. The teacher saw it as a lesson for us to learn to love. I saw it as a waste of my time writing on back of all those 25 cards and the only good thing about the whole thing was is that we had a little party in class, and so we could eat cake and cookies – now that was great!!
Today as an adult this day has seemingly changed in its proportions and what one expects or wishes based on the influence of consumerism. Really now, just think about it a moment- is my partner going to like me better when I buy him a new tie ( he got one for Christmas), or aftershave ( he got that for Christmas too) – these are some of the not so expensive gifts.
Or do I have to top this to show him that I love him? According to social pressure put on me by consumer advertising I need to go out now and buy him something of substantial value (This I see as measuring love of your bank account not the person) Actually, maybe a new car or boat would do the trick, but again I feel he wouldn’t be content with such a gift. Thus putting me in a dilemma and that I don’t want!
But as I see it I am sure I will come up with something that he will like and enjoy without me going bankrupt, and at the same time showing him that my heart is in the right spot.
I am sure that everyone else knows too what they want to do or give that special person tomorrow. But always remember it‘s the thought that counts and not the price!