It's here, it's here! The most romantic time of the year...or something like that.
Everyone typically fits into one of three categories on a day like today.
1- You think this is the dumbest, most pointless, commercialized 24 hours of the year.
2- You go into a form of depression because you're "alone" during these 24 hours of the year.
3- You're a giddy little fool and love sharing your love during these 24 hours of the year.
Either way, it's February 14th. It's Valentine's Day, and one way or another, we're all going to make it to February 15th.
If you're part of #1, I get it. Hallmark has taken over. But, you can't say Valentine's Day is the only commercialized holiday. Who says that Thanksgiving means strutting around NYC with a giant Snoopy floating in the air? Where's the connection between that and the pilgrims? I get that Hallmark may have really ran with the hearts and roses, but so many other things have gotten slightly out of control these days. Take a breath.
If you're part of #2, YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Someone loves you. Who cares if you're "single"? Technically, you probably saved a few bucks by not buying heart shaped candy. I could go on for days about self-pitying people who feel bad for themselves on days where a counterpart is expected to be acknowledged, but I'll save you the headache.
I, for one, fall into #3. I'm slightly ashamed (but mainly proud) that I love love. I've been blessed to have what society defines as a "Valentine" for the last few years. But, I was thinking about it. Before I had a Valentine (aka boyfriend), I still loved Valentine's Day. My dad would come home with Smidgens from Gertrude Hawk and he was "my Valentine". What I'm getting at is that a "Valentine" doesn't only have to be a husband, boyfriend, fiance, etc. A "Valentine" can just be someone you love. Today is about sharing love with others, isn't it? Do it.
I do hope that everyone will make an effort to be part of #3. Share some love today! Happy Valentine's Day!