Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day

This day is for "Lovers". Or so they say. I don't think a label should be put on it really. In my opinion, your Kids can be your Valentine. Your Friends can certainly be your Valentine. How about that elderly Neighbor that could be lonely and not have family close by? Just a random person in line in front of you maybe?

Why does everything seem to have a deeper meaning in life? Why can't we just love each other and not expect gifts? I sat here wondering what the word "Valentine" even means. Have you ever wondered that yourself?

So, I did a handy dandy Google search to see what they thought. Here's the very first thing it says:

noun: valentine; plural noun: valentines
  1. a card sent, often anonymously, on St. Valentine's Day (February 14) to a person one loves or is attracted to.
    • a person to whom one sends a card on Valentine's Day.
      A card? That's it? So why then do people go out and buy flowers that are priced 3x higher than what they were yesterday? Or will be tomorrow? Or waiting in line for an hour or more to eat dinner out on this special night? Or the boxes and boxes of chocolates that are bought and given?

      Oh goodness, I think we all should just keep those dollars in our pockets and just be kind all year long!

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