Ah, Valentine’s Day. A selected 24 hours out of the year where people go an extra mile to show the people they care about that they are loved. February 14th, however, has a certain stigma to it because the word “love” is too often discredited and limited to couples and romance alone. Ultimately, Valentine’s Day is simply a reminder that we have not found “the one” or our “soulmate.”
But it’s time to get real. Love. Love is a phrase, a verb, a feeling. We feel it towards friends, towards family, and towards a special person romantically.
But what is love really? Campion staff and students shared their opinions about love:
“LOVE IS...giving yourself.” -Ericka
“LOVE IS...the feeling you have for someone special to you.” -Shelby
“LOVE IS...a decision to stick through thick and thin and not give up on it.” -Mr. Anderson
“LOVE IS...the willingness to care for somebody else instead of yourself.” -Mrs. Binder
“LOVE IS...the ability to forgive at all costs.” -Anonymous
“LOVE IS...a principle not a feeling.” -Jessica Rios
“LOVE IS...caring about someone even if they don’t care about you back.” -Ashley Reyes
“LOVE IS...imperfect but it is also genuinely from the heart and no matter what it takes or how hard it is, it makes time for happiness.” -Beverly Onsoe
“LOVE IS...what begins as a feeling but becomes an unconditional commitment.” -Sherry Hay
“LOVE IS...laughing together.” -Lindsey Santana
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.”
1 Corinthians 13:4-8
This Valentine’s Day, remind the people in your life that you love them. Whether it is a call, a text, a letter, or a gift. Remember that February 14th is not only about the romance between you and that special someone, it is a reminder about our family and the people that make life worth our time. Happy Valentine’s Day.