Hate Valentines Day

Even though I'm single, I don't hate Valentines Day. Sure, I wish I was in a relationship, and Valentines Day feels like a reminder of the things I'm missing out on, but still, I think it's a phenomenal holiday.

I know it's a Hallmark thing, and I couldn't care less. You don't need a special occasion to tell someone you love them, and you certainly don't need a special day to be a bit extra romantic. But then again, why not?

Life gets crazy, and sometimes we could all use a reminder to take a step back and reflect on the things that really matter.

Love matters.

So, why not? If you're in a loving relationship, why not make a big deal over Valentines Day? Because corporations will profit? If that's the case, don't give the corporations your money.

Too many people forget that you don't have to spend a dime to make someone you love really happy on Valentines Day. All you have to do is make the day a day of love. Sounds corny, right? Yeah, well so what.

And while you're at it, why not do the same for that person on their birthday too. And on your anniversary as well.

I hate being single on Valentines Day. That's true. ...but do I hate Valentines Day? No way.

::::: | Wednesday, Feb 14 2007 at 8:07 AM
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riye said:

And even if you do dislike the holiday (like I do) do something for someone else if you have a chance (and the inclination). One year in college I made black skull and crossbones Valentines and sent them to a bunch of my single guy friends who lived down the hall from me in the dorm. My single women friends got black paper hearts that I had torn, stapled back together, and then burned the edges. At least they made people laugh.

Hope you and Simon have a happy v-day.

::::: | February 14, 2007 2:06 PM

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