14th February every year we celebrate Valentines day.
A day which is spent showing your loved one how much they mean to you, the usual means is gestures such as flowers, chocolates, cards, meals out topped off with a good night if your lucky.
Now I know you should show your loved one this all year round and not just on this particular day but as this tradition has been around since the 18 Century where gifts of love were exchanged it has become somewhat of have to like Easter.
It’s always nice to receive a Valentines card or a gift on the day just to know you are wanted and that somebody loves you, don’t get me wrong im no Casanova and I have had my fair share of Valentines Day fails but not every time.
Every year on this day I have always been in a relationship or been with someone but this year I find myself alone coming up to the day a head and it’s a lot sadder than I thought it would be.
This year I will have nobody to celebrate it with or a card which is strange and I know its only for 1 day but its the day designed for love.
Now before you get out all them tiny violins and decide to play them to me all at once some relationships just don’t work out and unfortunately mine didn’t but that doesn’t mean for others the day will be just as special.
If anything the past year and with the birth of my daughter it has taught me that when a girl’s heart is broken or they aren’t treated right sometimes we need to remember that’s somebody’s daughter and I certainly wouldn’t want to see my daughter sad, mistreated or crying over a stupid boy.
I will take the lessons I have learned and put them into practice if love ever comes my way again and who knows I might just mail myself a card in the mean time.
So for all of you lucky enough with loved ones, life is too short to stay around waiting to be treated right or waiting for love to come your way.
If you have it hold onto it, make the most of it and enjoy the day and the rest of your lives
Daddy Giraffe x