Well, Valentine's Day is here, and it's no big deal.
I've been with my Valentine for 22 years, and we stopped singling out and celebrating this day many, many years ago. It's not that we aren't still in love, because we are. It just seems silly. Why wait for one specific day to show each other how we feel? We say "I love you" every day. We treat each other to little trinkets, or gifts whenever we feel the whim, just because it makes us both feel good.
I think my biggest pet peeve about Valentine's day (and every other major holiday, for that matter) is that it's turned into another commercialized extravaganza. Buy! Buy! Buy! - spend money, boost the economy! I don't think the economy would survive anymore without the bloated buying involved in Valentines day, Easter, 4th of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and, of course, birthdays. Blech.
I suppose I can see how people just falling in love, or newly in love would be so gaga over Valentines day as an opportunity to express their feelings more tangibly, but for those of us who have been together for eons, it just seems like a waste of money!
But, since I've been slightly grouchy and pessimistic lately due to a seriously chronic case of the blues, I've recently been consciously trying to be less negative. It's been tough. I'm having a hard time seeing the glass half full when it's plainly half empty.
However, in an effort to be upbeat and positive:
Happy Valentine's Day!
Follow this link to read some of the greatest love poems ever written. Hope you have a wonderful day!