Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day everyone. I've read two or three articles in the last week about how Valentine's Day is useless, and worse, detrimental to people who are not in an intimate relationship. Well now, no matter if you have a "significant other" or not, you love SOMEONE, don't you? I don't think Valentine's day has to be just for lovers, I think it can be for anyone to tell anyone else they love them. Everyone can use a holiday, especially in the middle of winter. What else do we have to do in February? Celebrate Groundhog Day? A good reason to celebrate is always nice to have. Even in caveman times, they had celebrations for the arrival of spring, the fall harvest, etc. (didn't anyone read Clan of the Cavebear?) It's just something to do to help take the boredom out of life. After all, some of the other holidays we celebrate are fairly useless. How many of us have a BBQ on Labor Day, but do we even know why we're celebrating it? Of course not! It's just a good excuse to throw steaks on the grill one last time before the end of summer. So.....embrace Valentine's Day even if you have no spouse, boyfriend/girlfriend, lover, etc......and tell all the people in your life how much you love them! PS....I love you guys!

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