Valentine’s Day draws a lot of people in with its charms of vibrant reds and pinks and numerous products plastered with hearts. For the most part, I look at it as a positive thing that inspires people to care a little bit more about their relationships, be those friendships or romantic in nature.
One thing that I definitely do think happens around this time of year is a welcome sight: more smiles.
February can be a particularly boring, drab, cold, and just overall unpleasant time of year. There’s not really much going on regarding holidays from January 2nd all the way until late March. So, Valentine’s Day falls right in the middle of that stretch, giving a much needed boost in morale and something to look forward to.
And I mean who wouldn’t smile about love and affection and appreciation? Even if you’re not involved in a romantic relationship, you at least can appreciate the love your family and friends show you. So, you have an excuse to give gifts to those people who you care most about and who care for you.
Smiling is good. That’s the important thing here. The more we show off our teeth and smile, the more we feel happiness, true joy, and acceptance.
So, strictly speaking, Valentine’s Day has a positive effect on people, instilling smiles everywhere thanks to all the gift giving, going out to eat, and just spending time with loved ones. In this regard, it’s a holiday much needed during a very bland part of the year that can get you down. V-Day is really a pick me up. At the very least, seeing all sorts of hearts and red and pink can at least make you scoff because it makes you nauseous with love. Not a bad problem to have, is it?
Whether or not you love this holiday of hearts, it at least gives you something to do with people you enjoy being around. Smiles should abound when with your family, friends, or lover, and showing off those teeth of yours can directly impact your mood and mental health for the better.
So why not get into the dentist around this time of year? You’ll have just eaten a boatload of chocolate anyway, but now that we’re on the other half of V-Day, spring is nearing and it’s a time of renewal for nature and should be, too, for your smile.