(yes, i spelled it wrong on purpose.)
there's something sweet about valentine's day- no pun intended.
i know a lot of people hate it, think it's ridiculous and that it's just a gimmick, an excuse for hallmark and other companies to make a buck off of a bunch of saps.
but i think it's sweet.
i remember when i was little getting so excited about my little valentine cards. i'd take them to school and give them to all my friends, saving the very best one for clint hudson. i made sure his was the biggest and sweetest. we'd have cupcakes or cookies in class and it was just the best day...
then i got old enough to be lonely. if i didn't have a boyfriend on valentine's day i'd feel like a big, fat loser and i'd just tell people i hated valentine's day so i wouldn't seem so pathetic when no one wanted me as their sweetheart.
now that i'm married, valentine's day is just another day to remind my guy how much i love him. i don't see what the big deal is. so what if it's a gimmick... don't buy into it. do something totally romantic that doesn't cost anything at all. there's someone out there to love even if you're lonely.
your mom, your dog, your mailman.... no judgement.