Cupid’s arrow is not so painful

David Gisser

When we are children, on Valentine’s Day we give cards to every child in our class, even though some are clearly infected with cooties. We are taunted by students that think writing out a full sentence on a card means you have a “crush” on someone.  As teenagers and adults we give flowers and chocolate to those we harbor feelings for, hoping they won’t accept our gifts “as friends.”

To single students, it may seem like just another day with tests to study for and homework to complete. Valentine’s Day can feel like a nuisance that only serves to remind a person of their loneliness.

These understandings miss the point of Valentine’s Day.  It is not a holiday to celebrate couples, but a holiday to celebrate all types of relationships.

Students in a relationship should see Valentine’s Day as an opportunity to express their feelings to the person they care about most. A box of chocolate, some flowers, and a card, will mean more to your significant other than the $20 it costs.

Every year, no matter how old we are, Feb. 14 is just an excuse to show the people we love that we care about them.  For singles, show someone that you care about them by asking them to Whiteout.  Hopefully with some flowers and chocolate, your Valentine’s Day will be a warm and happy one. All I’m trying to say is, remember that Valentine’s Day is about making your loved ones happy. Cupid’s arrow is less painful than it looks.