In Defense of Valentines Day

I hate romantic comedies.  Romance novels with their sappyness annoy me.  I find traditional notions of ‘romance’ bothersome.  But oddly, I LOVE Valentines day.  

    I like hearts.  I like the combination of red and pink.  I love going out to fancy dinners and gazing lovingly into my husband’s eyes.  

Some people argue that Valentines Day is over commercialized, that its a ploy to sell heart boxes of chocolate and diamonds and to force you to make reservations at an overpriced eatery.  This is possibly true, but it’s also true that an opportunity to tell someone you love how much you love them, for no other reason than a day on a calendar, is a good thing.  

So often in a relationship, we get caught up in the mundane.  In obligations.  We spend so much time paying bills and doing laundry and going to work and if you have kids, that’s a whole other layer of crap you’ve got to take care of.  And if you’re planning a wedding, it’s easy to get so caught up in the details that you forget why you’re marrying one another.  

So this February 14th, let’s all take advantage of our sure-fire date night and look at the person in our lives and tell them why they’re there.  Plan something, even something simple, or do something nice for the other person that you know they’ll love.  I love Valentines and if you really think about it, I think you’ll love it too!

 

Love,

Your (virtual) Valentine!