The Obligatory Valentine’s Day Post

Source: John Rawlings, 30 Years in Vogue

Originally posted 2/14/2013

I will be honest.

I have never been a huge fan of Valentine’s Day.

The crowded-restaurant-manufactured-love-day called Valentine’s Day.

There is something about forcing your loved ones to show you “love” one day of year that somehow does not ring true.

Don’t get me wrong.

I usually celebrate it with my someone special.

I just think that a lot woman have these grandiose ideas of great gestures of love and affection on this day.

And if the grand gesture that is offered to them on this day of love does not meet their expectations they either become mad/irritated/disappointed.

The reason I know this is because I used to have that attitude towards this amorous day.

Well I am here to tell you:

Don’t be that way.

If you have a man that:

loves you when you are cranky,

loves you when you are moody,

puts up with your shopping trips for items you most likely don’t need,

goes to work everyday to help provide for you and your family,

and is kind to you,

then sweetheart, you have a winner 365 days a year.

And if your joy and happiness in your relationship is based on chocolates and flowers one day a year then you may need to rethink your priorities.


And in case you think I am completely “heartless’ (pun intended) we actually celebrated Valentine’s Eve last night with dinner and a movie.

We celebrated it last night mostly because we are weird and the other reason being that we didn’t want to fight crowds at the restaurant of our choice.

I hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day.

And go hug someone you love today, and tomorrow and the rest of the year.

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