Valentines Day

“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”  – Dr. Seuss

I do not think I have ever heard someone say that Valentine’s day is their favorite holiday. It is such a weird holiday that has a lot of stress surrounding it.

Couples dislike it because of the pressure to do some big romantic gestures. Single people hate it because it reminds them of how single they are. A real lose lose situation. 

There is so much to gain yet also so much to lose in one single day, it is quite a situation to be placed in. Now that I have explained the entire awkward situation that conspires from Valentine’s day, a brief history.

The Legend Of Saint Valentine

Legend says that when Emperor Claudius II was in the middle of a war he decided that single men made better soldiers. Therefore, he outlawed marriage for young men, seems logical right?

Valentine, on the other hand, continued to perform marriages in secret, When his actions were discovered, he ordered Claudius to be put to death. Before he was put to death he was in jail.

Valentine ended up falling in love with a young girl during this time, possibly a jailors daughter. He wrote a letter to this girl right before his death and signed it “From your Valentine.’ Which is a phrase that is still used today. 

So whether you are single, in a relationship, or if it is complicated and you would rather not get into it. At least you are not in the position that Saint Valentine was in. 

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