Valentine’s Day

Since I was a teenager, I always had a Valentine on this day. However, in 2015, I spent Valentine’s Day by myself, well not exactly, but not with a significant other. A guy I was seeing sent flowers to my work, which was kind of him. Other than that, I spent the holiday with my best friend, going out for dinner and watching a movie. Practically a girl’s night out, and I had no complaints whatsoever! It turned out as one of the best Valentine’s Day!

I never understood why there are certain complaints about this day. For all those complaints, you can definitely make something positive out of them. To me, this day is a day of opportunities. I’m sure my views are polar opposites to many.

Valentine's Day is a gentle reminder for a practical man to swoon his better half.

“Ugh, it’s Single-Awareness Day…”

Hey, it’s okay to be single! Gather all your single friends and spend the night out. I mean, it’s just another day where you have a legitimate excuse to dress up, drink up, and live life up! No reasons for moping around because look around, you’re surrounded by loved ones, even if it’s not romantic, platonic is just spiffy!

“Valentine’s Day is just a Hallmark holiday…”

Many think Valentine’s Day is just a Hallmark holiday, and truthfully, it is. However, is it a bad thing for us to spend more money and aiding the economy momentarily? I really don’t know because economics is definitely not my forte. I mean, it makes sense, right? 🙂

“You shouldn’t need a holiday to shower your partner with love…”

Yes, it is true. I know every girl should be treated kindly throughout the relationship, but not every girl is blessed with such a romantic man! So some girls, like myself, APPRECIATE this day greatly!

For example, my boyfriend is not the most hopeless romantic guy ever. He portrays his love differently to me, and I’ve learned to accept it and appreciate it. He doesn’t give me flowers on a regular basis, but he drives 2.5 hours each way to come see me every weekend. I think it’s a pretty fair trade-off. Don’t you think? 🙂 I mean, it would be amazing if he was romantic as well, but nobody was built as a perfect partner… other than myself, of course, lol.

I mean look at him, image below, he bought me flowers from a grocery store to save money. I get it! He’s saving money, and I’m okay with it because he’s putting them in a recycled vase himself. Yes, he didn’t even buy a vase for it, but I do have plenty of vases from prior years.

Valentine's Day is a gentle reminder for a practical man to swoon his better half.

Valentine’s Day is a gentle reminder…

Valentine’s Day is a kind reminder for all the practical guys, like my boyfriend, who have difficulties portraying affection with romantic gestures. It is THE day of realization for him to do something extraordinary for her. Like ‘HELLO, SWOON ME ALREADY!’ Yes, you shouldn’t need a ‘holiday’ to do nice things for your lover. However, we do not need a lot of things in life, but we have them for the ones who need a little help in life. And Valentine’s Day is just that; the day for guys who are not very there on swooning the girls to gently remind them that she needs that type of love as well.

It’s really great to know there are real men, whom require no assistance from Valentine’s Day to remind them about romantic gestures. It’s like ‘no children left behind’, but this is ‘no boyfriends/husbands left behind’. Let’s be honest to ourselves, ladies… A lot of y’all will not admit to liking the cheesy things men do, but sometimes, it’s just necessary to keep a relationship feeling novelty. Hey, I’ll take one day out of 365 days, than none at all.

Valentine's Day is a gentle reminder for a practical man to swoon his better half.

What is your favorite Valentine’s Day gesture to swoon the other half?

Baby, if you’re reading this… I’m accepting you as you are. 🙂

dearly yours,
the chatterbox

And if you need a last minute gift idea for him or her, click the image below for more details!


UPDATED ON 02/14/2017 @ 12:07PM

He surprised me with these deliciousness today and got them delivered to work! Long-distance isn’t too bad when I have a man like you, xoxo.

Valentine's Day is a gentle reminder for a practical man to swoon his better half.

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35 Comments

  1. nadine cathleen (@karateandcaviar)

    February 16, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    I think Valentine’s Day is just a fun day to go for dinner and have a date night. But I think it is often quite overrated.

  2. Kimberly Hsieh

    February 16, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    Those flowers are so pretty! Gotta celebrate love every day of the year, not just on Vday!

    http://www.lovekimber.com/

  3. Katja Knox

    February 15, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    I don’t get all this hate towards valentines day. Let people enjoy one day of extravagant pda’s of they want. Nothing away from me 😍
    Katja xxx
    http://www.katnapped.com

  4. staceygreenside

    February 15, 2017 at 11:58 am

    Love the flowers and the gift ideas. One can say that Vanlentine’s is one of the fun holidays.

    1. thi

      February 15, 2017 at 12:34 pm

      Yes! Just make the best of that day and enjoy it! Celebrate for whatever reason it is of yours! Just enjoy! xoxo

  5. duffelbagspouse

    February 15, 2017 at 11:22 am

    I don’t really put a lot of emphasis on Valentines Day, not when I was single and especially not when I got married. I think more people get disappointed than happy because of their expectations. I wouldn’t sweat it.

    1. thi

      February 15, 2017 at 12:33 pm

      It’s a day just to celebrate for whatever reason it is of yours! Always make day as positive as possible! 🙂

  6. Terri Ramsey Beavers

    February 15, 2017 at 11:02 am

    I’m single so I always have to treat myself to something fun. I try to take in a movie or go out to eat, just to get out of the house.

    1. thi

      February 15, 2017 at 12:35 pm

      Couldn’t say it better myself! LOVE YOURSELF. Spoil yourself and never wait for anyone to do so! Who cares about being single or taken. Just enjoy the day because there are so many reasons to why we are all celebrating! xoxo

  7. Sandy n vyjay

    February 15, 2017 at 8:54 am

    Valentine’s day is incomplete without chocolates. But it is a day of love and optimism. It can be spent with our loved ones be it a friend or pets. Just feel the big pile of love.

    1. thi

      February 15, 2017 at 12:35 pm

      OH yes!! Live to LOVE, xoxo!

  8. Rahat Arora

    February 15, 2017 at 4:01 am

    This day is belongs to loving couples and rose & chocolates make this day most memorable

    1. thi

      February 15, 2017 at 12:37 pm

      This day belongs to EVERYONE because there is so much love surrounding each person, you just have to recognize it and appreciate it! But yes, chocolates do make it sweeter. 🙂 xoxo

  9. fashionphases

    February 14, 2017 at 11:49 pm

    The colors of the flowers are so beautiful. I am loving the chocolates, they look so delish!

    1. thi

      February 15, 2017 at 12:49 pm

      The chocolates are way tooooo delicious! Just had four for breakfast and three as part of my dinner yesterday, lol! xoxo

  10. 1stclassrvadventures

    February 14, 2017 at 11:01 pm

    I am definitely a believer that Valentine’s Day is every day but most people I can see why Valentine’s helps them be a bit more creative and thoughtful

    1. thi

      February 15, 2017 at 12:38 pm

      Yes! It is everyday! I mean, if you’re with an unromantic guy, you appreciate this day much more. 🙂 Of course he shows me love in other ways, but I would like the cliche flowers and chocolates at times… and this day reminds him to do just that! xoxo

  11. agentizerozerosetter

    February 14, 2017 at 9:48 pm

    I celebrate Valentine Day,but I really think that love must be shared and celebrated 365days/year!!!

    1. thi

      February 15, 2017 at 12:39 pm

      Yes, LOVE is everyday, but not everyday you get flowers and chocolates and all these cheesy stuff! Valentine’s day is the day to remind everyone JUST TO DO THAT! Especially the unromantic guys. 🙂 xoxo

  12. Marceline Dementori

    February 14, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    I don’t really celebrate V-Day, I just think it’s too crowded out and I would rather sit at home. I don’t mind being single or in a relationship, it’s a day about love and there are many to people to show love to, like my friends and my family.

    1. thi

      February 15, 2017 at 12:40 pm

      Yes!! I prefer home cooked dinners on Valentine’s Day or going a day later. Celebrate this day with EVERYONE – family, friends, or lover! Just LIVE TO LOVE, xoxo!

  13. Author Brandi Kennedy

    February 14, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    I’m definitely with you on the idea that one day is ALWAYS better than zero days of romance! But I think women who are blessed to have romantic men don’t really understand what it’s like NOT to have one.

    1. thi

      February 15, 2017 at 12:43 pm

      THANK YOU! I think you’re the only person that understands where I’m coming from. Like, yes he loves me everyday of the year and shows it differently… but he doesn’t do cheesy things like this year-round, so this is the day for him to DO JUST THAT! It only took me two years to accept his unromantic ways and see how he expresses his love differently. xoxo

  14. kemomilo

    February 14, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    Very pretty flowers. I do not celebrate Valentine’s Day mainly because I’m too cheap and hate wasting money on things I will just throw away. I’m glad you enjoy though!

    1. thi

      February 15, 2017 at 12:44 pm

      Yes, flowers are wasteful because they don’t last forever, but it’s priceless because it brings a smile to your face. Making someone happy is never a waste of money. 🙂 xoxo

  15. agentizerozerosetter

    February 14, 2017 at 6:59 pm

    If in a couple there is love,should be Valentine Day for 365 days/year!!!

  16. Lee Anne Benjamin (@leeannebenjamin)

    February 14, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    I love hearing your thoughts on Valentine’s Day, and I agree it’s a great day to show love but it’s important to show that love all throughout the year. Hope you have a great Valentines Day!

    XO
    Lee Anne
    http://www.lifebylee.com

    1. thi

      February 15, 2017 at 12:52 pm

      Yes, and everyone shows love differently.. but Valentine’s Day, it reminds all the unromantic guys to show love with cheesy flowers and chocolates! SWOON his other half! xoxo

  17. Amber

    February 14, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    What pretty flowers! My husband and I also show each other love throughout the year. Not just today!

    I hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day.

    1. thi

      February 15, 2017 at 12:49 pm

      I definitely agree! There is love all 365 days, but there’s not always flowers and chocolates. So this day is for him to do just that for me.. all the cheesy romantic things. 🙂

  18. Sushmita Thakare Jain

    February 14, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    This is such a sweet post, though the celebration of Valentine’s day is not as much when it comes to India & I do think the celebration of Love must be limited to just a single day.

    1. thi

      February 14, 2017 at 3:48 pm

      Aww, do y’all celebrate anything similar to this holiday? xoxo

  19. Danielle

    February 14, 2017 at 10:01 am

    I’ve never put a lot of thought into Valentine’s Day or any other holiday. It’s nice to be reminded, but it’s even better to just show love and appreciation without it being forced. Having someone who wants to be there so much that he takes a drive every weekend is much better than a bouquet of flowers or any tangible gift 😀.

    1. thi

      February 15, 2017 at 12:52 pm

      Oh my! It took me forever to accept his unromantic ways, but he definitely shows his love differently than most. 🙂 xoxo

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