When I was student teaching, I remember my supervising teacher saying that Valentine’s Day was her favorite holiday. I suppose that stuck with me, because it seemed odd – I’ve never been that big of a Valentine’s Day fan.
When you’re single, Valentine’s Day is pretty stressful. While seemingly people all around you are having absolutely fabulous Valentine’s Days, enjoying treats of all kinds, you got nuttin’. But don’t despair, single friends, because the reality is that Valentine’s Day doesn’t necessarily improve with marriage.
Happy Valentine’s Day to Us, Every One
I think what I wish for is a return to the Valentine’s Days of elementary school. Back then, we all brought valentines for each child in the class – the smart and the dumb. Pretty and ugly. Athletic and klutzes. Rich and poor, we all got valentines, and we all got the same ones. No one boasted about diamonds, and no one felt bad over a lack because we were all equal.
And really, isn’t that great? Why can’t Valentine’s Day be more a celebration of us all than some type of contest with winners and losers?
Today, wherever you find yourself in the Valentine’s cosmos, I am sending you out a great big virtual valentine. Do you like chocolate? Then that’s what I send you. Roses? Here are 5 dozen. Jewelry? Take your pick; it’s on me. Valentines to you all, not because you’re lovely or the favorite or the most popular – but just because you are you.