Well folks…

We did it! February 14th, 2017. We all know what that means. People are getting ready and excited to celebrate this very special and important day! Yes you guessed it, national Ferris Wheel day! Remember it is important to celebrate. Something this special only happens once a year, which means you should focus all your efforts on Ferris Wheels today, right?

Wrong…Ferris Wheels rule but that’s not what I’m getting at.

When I was coming up with ideas about this post, I realized that I am going to be one of the many people making fun of Valentine’s Day. I am by no means against what Valentine’s Day means at its core and Saint Valentine is the man but again, that’s not what I’m getting at. What I am getting at is the perception of Valentine’s Day and how the genuineness and authenticity of the holiday is bruised and battered nowadays. It’s called the “Hallmark Holiday” for a reason. Many businesses use this holiday to cash in on the notion that love can in fact be bought. The biggest bouquet of roses, the most divine set of chocolates, and the absurd amount of red balloons. It’s almost like we try to outdo ourselves from what we did last year and the expectations are so high.

Psst, Ryan. This website is called Mellow Mindset. Remember? You are writing about how people can unlock their inner potential while finding a sense of peace. Not a lot of peace was in that last paragraph. Zip it brain, I’m getting to it! Many people tend to see this day as more anxious and annoying than it is enjoyable and loving. I think the constant barrage of social media posts and the market telling you “if you don’t have love today then you are a loser” doesn’t help that mentality at all. As humans, we are meant for love and we are emotional creatures which is why a holiday like this makes complete sense in a marketing standpoint. Some people may not have that special someone to celebrate with this year. This can be really hard for some folks and trust me, I’m one of those people. It’s tough on the national day of love when you don’t have the opportunity to show your true and authentic love.

Which is why I came up with this post and this idea. If the sun rises, your alarm goes off, and you get to celebrate another day, then you have an opportunity to love! Lets say you have a special someone who you get to celebrate with today, well awesome! Make it genuine! Let that person see how much you care about them. These are the experiences and situations that really grow a relationship to the next level. Just make sure to remember to show love everyday, not just on the day that everyone tells you to do so. Flowers don’t always have to be red roses on Feb. 14th and saying “I love you” with meaning behind it doesn’t have to be at a candlelit dinner. You get to celebrate this everyday which is a pretty cool opportunity.

Now the ones that don’t get to celebrate tonight. Believe it or not, this day is an awesome reminder for you as well! Like I stated above, everyday is an opportunity to celebrate love. Sometimes the person that needs your love the most is well…you. This is your time to shine. Celebrate in the fact that you are taking the time to work on becoming that authentic and healthy person that you and your future partner deserves. A person who has created a place for love in their heart when the time comes, but doesn’t let someone else define their self-worth and happiness. Having a loving and caring relationship with yourself is the first step in having something real and authentic later on in life. Work on what YOU need today and everyday because you are the only rad you this world has.

Thank you for reading! If you have any cool experiences with genuine love, please let me know by dropping me a line at blog.mellowmindset@gmail.com. Stay Mellow My Friends and celebrate the opportunity to love everyday.

P.S. Here are some Ferris Wheels you can check out to celebrate National Ferris Wheel Day!

Betty Danger’s Ferris Wheel 

Ferris Wheel at the Mall of America

Valleyfair Ferris Wheel

List of the top 10 largest Ferris Wheels on earth