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Okay, here are my thoughts on Valentines Day. The one day of the year that we all would like to have someone special in our lives to celebrate love with (whatever that means). I mean could it get any better to be in love on the day when Cupid is actually looking for victims who he can shoot with his arrow?
I'll be honest. This year I am one of the lucky ones. I've met someone special and although I want to scream it from the rooftops, I'm going to hold off. I have been on the other side of that dart though. I've spent many of these pseudo holidays completely solo and I've even dealt with a broken heart during Valentines Day. So, what have I learned? What wisdom can I share with all of you? I dunno.
All right, wait, wait..... I can do better than that. My message to everyone out there is not to take these individual days too seriously days. If you are lucky to be with that special someone and the calendar happens to hit February 14, ......GO! CELEBRATE! HAVE FUN! That's the whole reason they turned it into a special day. To sell cards and flowers and candy. Buy some. Help the economy. But if you happen to find yourself alone, then go it alone. Love isn't about a day. Or a week or a season. It's much more about all of your days. Or, the very last day of your life. If you have the chance to look back and smile because you know you were loved and you loved those people right back. It's because you may actually realize that you learned more from the times when you were alone in pain than when you were your happiest. Who knows?
I do know it's not about a day on the calendar unless it's a day that you decide to give significance to. So, if you find yourself with a ton hope and exciting new experiences ahead of you on this Valentines day- GREAT! And, if you don't, guess what? You have a ton of hope and new experience ahead of you. You win either way. It just may not be on the calendar you had originally planned.