February 14– You fix your hair, take one last look at the mirror, and head out of the house. A smooth ride to your destination, people passing by, different agendas, different things running through their minds.
You arrive. She’s there, as promised. She greets you with a smile, stands up from her seat and gives you a hug.
With a smile, you ask how she’s been, nonchalantly asking the last time you saw each other. She responds, with a few words and a smile.
The afternoon catch up is going well. Inside jokes brought up, memories of the past.
Then at one point, she opens up about things burdening her heart. Problems at home, personal struggles, the feeling of inadequacy on most days.
At this moment, you know deep in your heart that your friend must hear the Love Story she is yet to hear. Today is the day.
Valentine’s Day is the 2nd most marketed holiday for businesses. Christmas being the first. And rightfully so as these rake in the most sales. What is it about Valentine’s that make people buy flowers and chocolates 3x their original price on a different day? Is it the feeling of obligation? Is it the feeling of just wanting to make someone feel special on a day that society deems special?
We can show people that we love them any day of the year, but this day has made its mark that one *must* show someone that they are loved.
“Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” The greatest Love Story ever written has your friends as its damsel. On February 14 (or any day of the year), would you share it?
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