Why is Valentine’s Day a special day for love?
Valentine’s Day is actually named after Saint Valentine, a Catholic priest who lived in Rome in the 3rd Century. Valentine is said to have married a lot of Roman Christian soldiers who were prohibited from doing so. He is known for also curing a blind girl while locked in prison. Before his execution, he left her a love letter signed ‘from your Valentine’. He was executed on February 14, year 270.
Over the centuries, Valentine’s Day has been celebrated in most countries, with different cultures adding their own traditional flavours to this festival.
In some parts of the world Valentine’s Day is observed as a day for expressing love between family members and friends, rather than that of romantic couples. However, this day is most commonly associated with romantic love, with many sending Valentine’s Day cards to their lovers.
Why do some people fear love?
- Fear of the unknown
Anything new could be scary, especially if that involves starting to know another person and being in love. Change can be scary. The uncertainty of the hundreds of things running through one’s mind can be scary. All this may make one very skeptical and lead to fear of falling in love.
- New love reminds us of past hurts
It is natural for one to feel scared of being hurt in a new relationship. Old memories and experiences which are buried under one’s skin can creep up in moments if triggered by a similar experience.
- Challenging old self-identity
Many people feel they are ‘unlovable’ and will repel another person. The ‘critical inner voice’ overpowers the usual optimist self. This voice could tell us we’re worthless and undeserving of any love.
What’s the best part about Valentine’s Day?
- It’s aaaall about love!
And we could all use some more love! With all the hatred and jealousy that creeps in in our lives from time to time, the best thing that could happen to you is L.O.V.E. And hey! Love could be with or towards anything you want! You could have your own version of love and go out and celebrate!
- Who doesn’t like chocolates now?
This is the time to relish different types of chocolate which come out specially for V-Day! Why would you say ‘no’ to chocolate?
- PDA is never too much today
Today is not the day to be shy! Everywhere you go, you’re going to find couples deeply in love trying to tell the world they love each other! If you’re not the kind who likes PDA because ehhh…awkward, then today’s YOUR day to come out of your closet (and we could mean this in every way, sshhh!)