Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentines Day is for Friends


Breckenridge, CO

Outer Banks, NC
NYC
Today's prompt asks me how I feel about Valentine's Day, but if you read my answer to the prompt asking me what my ideal Valentine's Day celebration is, you know what my feelings on the holiday are. I actually don't mind Valentine's Day in a friendship setting. It's the whole consumerism part of it geared towards couples that bothers me. I mean, that's why people have anniversaries and special dates. But where is the Friendship Celebration Day? If I am ever moved towards making Valentines it is more often than not for my friends. It's easy to take your partner for granted but you can only get away with it for so long before you start noticing "diminishing returns." But with friendships, you can let years slip by without a little note that says, Hey, you're pretty neat. Thanks for being my friend especially when I'm not at my best. 

So, that's how I feel about Valentines Day - it should be a day where you tell your friends how much you appreciate them, like in the old school days when you gave each other Scooby Doo cards or in high school, maybe a carnation. Skip the romantic ones, and just give a shout out to the people who really deserve some chocolates!

To all my homies, I LOVE YOU!!! Thanks for being my friend. And to Courtney - HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!
Me & Court in Vermont

3 comments:

Erin said...

You ARE pretty neat... Happy Valentine's Day to you!

Carmen said...

yesssssssss i agree!
in argentina they have "friends day" on july 20th

i think we should officially make valentine's day for friends since we dont have a friends day here!

love this post, and love the last pic

daleboca said...

nice post. thanks for the nice pictures. check your mail!