Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!
I’m going to do everyone a favor and skip over the on-liners about “singles’ awareness day” and the fact that we put so much emphasis on a holiday essentially created by the candy and card companies (well sort of, it was a feast day first).
I’ll skip it, but I have to acknowledge it.
For a holiday that is about love, there’s an awful lot of cynicism and bitterness surrounding this one.
On behalf of all the singles I’m here to stop the bitterness (it doesn’t look good on anybody). Some of us are OK being single and you’re making us look bad.
My message is simple: Feel the love.
You don’t have to be in a relationship to enjoy Valentine’s Day…and a bottle of wine combined with a horror/mob film festival (also known as pity fests) is not the only alternative.
It doesn’t have to be all about roses and chocolates, dinner and a movie…you know the spiel.
Valentine’s Day can be a day to appreciate all of the love in your life.
So open your eyes and thank the people in your life who care about you.
Whether or not Russel Stover and Hallmark are responsible, Valentine’s Day is still a day dedicated to love, the greatest capacity of human beings. So open your hearts and enjoy it (just a little).
Now excuse me, it’s almost time for the annual chick flick marathon (if you can’t beat ’em you might as well get to enjoy some Hugh Grant).