Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day!

It seems like, based on what people have posted on Facebook and Twitter that Valentine's Day causes a wide range of reactions.  Some people are totally into it, some people hate it, some people tolerate it, some bitch about it, and some ignore it.  But here's the reality.  Yes, it is a very commercialized day.  For those that buy into the whole idea that you have to have this extravagant gift, or a fancy night out, or the perfect night, maybe you're missing the point.  And for those that write it off as a bullshit holiday designed to make money for greeting card and chocolate companies, guess what, you're missing the boat too.  It's about love, pure and simple.  We have days that celebrate dads, moms, grandparents, teachers, secretaries etcetera, etcetera, why not have a day to celebrate love?  Does it mean you have to go out and blow the contents of your wallet on overpriced roses or jewelry or anything else?  Nope!  It just means that you take a moment out of your busy life, that you put your problems aside and take a day to appreciate the people you love, the people who love you.  And say it.  And be it.  We have 364 days to forget to make the people we love feel special and 1 day to focus on it.  So do it!  Right now!  Tell someone you love them!  Happy St. Valentine's Day!