Valentines Day is almost celebrated more than Christmas. The average person will actually spend more on Valentines than they do at Christmas. Somewhere along the way people have became confused on the true meaning of Love. Some feel that love is measured with a dollar sign. I, however, feel quite the opposite. Gifts are great, but I would rather give them than receive them and how much I may spend on someone does not in any way measure the love I have for them.
I have always wondered why Valentines Day has to be centered around a big heart shaped box full of chocolates. I also wondered, why parents feel the need to attach a big unhealthy piece of candy, to a piece of paper and send it to my child’s class. If you truly love someone you should care about their health and well being. As you can imagine, I am not the popular parent of the class, as I will send useful, healthy items to that little heart shaped card. We learn our habits, good and bad, when we are young. Once you become older or accustomed to doing or eating a certain way, it is very hard to change. That is why I feel it is so important to start teaching healthy habits at a young age.
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Love is a grand thing and can never be measured by a dollar sign. Love is caring for others well being and insuring that they live healthy and will be with us to enjoy life. Here is wishing you a Wonderful Valentines Day and many healthy ones to come!!