So just doing some random thinking about the day. Everyone always seems to get so worked up about it. They ask you if you have a significant other, “What are your plans” and well if you don’t have a significant other its “singles awareness day.” Goodness, what a depressing view of the day. Either you’re supposed to be super happy and “in love” or you’re super depressed and “single.” Is that what we think about single people nowadays? That it must suck to be them? Why not view Valentine’s day as something lighter and less dark?
There’s many stories about how Valentine’s day came to be and many of them have to deal with the church. The most famous of course being the one about St. Valentine himself. Many people hear the main story about how he secretly continued to perform weddings for lovers after marriage had been banned. Another story says that St. Valentine was helping people escape Roman prisons and he himself was imprisoned. He sent a note to a woman and signed “From your Valentine.” Sounds like something out of a movie right?
In a sense the theme is romantic, but what about the courage it must have took for this man to stand up against the law simply based on the fact that he believed it to be right? A hero right? So while everyone makes this day about going out for dinner or buying flowers and chocolates, don’t forget that there’s a story behind every holiday and our perception is what modern society has made it. If you don’t want to be a person spreading “single awareness,” then don’t be. Treat it like any other day or better yet just appreciate where Valentine’s day really comes from.
Other than that I hope you all enjoy this month! Its not all about Valentine’s day. There are many other great things to celebrate about this month.
What is February?
Black History Month, Body Awareness Month, Heart Disease Awareness Month, National Cancer Prevention Month, Safety Awareness Month, among many other things.
Pacifiers are commonly used to deliberately postpone or stretch out the time between breastfeeding sessions. The routine use of pacifiers with breastfed infants has been linked to the following:
· A reduction in the infant’s total time at the breast.
· Dental and orthodontic problems.
· An increase in infections, such as oral thrush.
· Accidents and injuries, including choking.
· Delayed or altered brain development, speech development, and behavior.
· Problems with attachment and maturation.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that the use of pacifiers be avoided until breastfeeding is well established. However, breastfeeding mothers should be made aware of the documented risks of pacifier use so that they can make an informed decision as to whether they want to use them.