Saturday, February 13, 2010

Don't hate today

  Celebrate it. Love it.

  There are far more hurtful and awful things in the world to be bitter about on this occasion. I'm aiming this message squarely out at you types who complain that Valentine's Day is "too commercial" or you're resentful because you don't have someone to share it with.

  Get over it.

  Everything is commercial. That's how our society works. Every holiday, every occasion, every trip to the grocery store. Every time you go to the movies or the mall. It's all for your money. Copping out today is just a lame excuse to be jaded. Why go to the effort? I'm not saying you have to run out to the store and buy a heart-shaped box of chocolates. I'm not saying you have to spend a week's pay finding the most beautiful bouquet of double-dipped roses you can. I'm just saying appreciate it. Yes, you should be loving and generous the entire year round and not just on this assigned day. I agree, wholeheartedly. But, if you're lucky enough to get to spend this day with someone that you care about, celebrate it. Find a way. Just take that person aside for a quiet moment and tell them what they mean to you.
  Not everyone is fortunate enough to have that opportunity. Make the most of it. Don't let that moment pass. The truest beauty is there.

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