Dear Valentine’s Day,
Chances are today you will be spending the evening with the person you love. It may be at an elegant restaurant which you secured a reservation months in advance or it could entail a romantic dinner at home accompanied by some flowers and chocolate you picked up on the way home from work. As a couple you will gaze into each other’s eyes and expound to each other the virtues of your love and what you mean to one another on this 45th day of the year. On the other end of the spectrum if you’re single you will be getting together with other “single by choice” friends out there to drink up and celebrate the many advantages of being single on a day like Valentine’s Day. You know those ones of emptiness, low self-worth, and loneliness….Um…cough…cough, excuse me I mean the sense of freedom, never having to compromise and dating whoever you want to. Have you ever sat back and wondered why so much emphasis is put into this day towards love or the hatred of it? Is it because you have been told over and over through a constant media blitz and isle after isle of every major retail store filled with all things red and heart shaped which now starts just after New Years that this day above all the others is when love counts the most thus making you love it when you are associated with a special someone or loath it when you are not? Let’s delve a little deeper into the history of V-day. The origins of this day go back to a 3rd century Roman Catholic priest who just happened to call it quits full time on February 14th. Yes, please remember that tonight you will be celebrating in one form or another the death of some old grey haired that just happened to have “Saint” bestowed upon him before the performance of making three miracles happen was vogue. Both of these theories aside, shouldn't you love someone 365 days a year and every fourth you love them for an extra day no matter what society tells you? I know some of you are asking yourself; “Hey, he keeps going on and on about this subject but still hasn't giving any insight into what he is doing on this Valentine’s Day weekend and what his thoughts are concerning it on this self-proclaimed “holiday of love”.” Me…..I’m a St. Patty's Day fan. It’s always the same whether you are married, dating or single. It’s the one day a year that gingers and the Irish are not angry for who they are and everyone wears green and it’s ok to pinch the opposite sex if they are not, along with drinking your face off from 6AM till closing and have the time of your life!!!! Now that my friends is my idea of LOVE…..
PS. Happy Friday peeps and I hope you all enjoy this weekend along with praying for some more of that precious precipitation that California needs and remember…..Don’t talk about puppy dogs and ice cream when you are paying by the hour.
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