Monday, February 14, 2005

Valentine's Day

What does Valentine's Day mean to you? For some people, it is no big deal. They are not in a relationship, so they have no one to honor on this day (they may say they have no obligation for this day); but also no one is honoring them. For some people, it is a chore. You must do something "romantic" for Valentine's Day whether you want to or not. If you forget about it or blow it off as no big deal, you will be in the dog house. Then, there are the people who enjoy Valentine's Day. They may think a long time or spend a lot of money or work really hard to make the day special.
I guess at one time or another, I've been in all of the groups above. This year, I'm having a little fun with it. I am looking forward to it. What, exactly, I am doing for Valentine's Day is, of course, none of your business. Plus, I don't want to spoil any surprises.
Valentine's Day is about love. Love is one of the most basic human experiences and one of the most important human needs. Who do you love? Who ALL do you love? Do these people know it? How do you show your love? If everyone you loved were told by some cosmic cupid that you loved them, would they be surprised? SHOWING love is not just for Valentine's Day and it is not just for your sweetheart. In fact, love shown--demonstrated--is the only thing that makes this life worth living.

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