I’ve never understood people who hate on Valentine’s Day. Yes, it’s a Hallmark holiday built largely upon corporations making an extra buck off of your significant other’s dime. But at the heart of it, it reminds us to slow down for one day and appreciate the person (or people) who love us despite how fat we might get, or if we have a crazy mood swing or if we have a total air-head moment or a multitude of other crappy things about us that for some reason don’t bother our loved ones as much as they would a random stranger on the street.
Ideally we’d be able to show those we care about how much we love them on the daily, but life distracts or work gets in the way or we’re simply rushing from here to there to sometimes take a breath to make sure that whomever is accompanying us on our hectic paths knows that we love and appreciate that they’re there.
So whether you celebrate Valentine’s Day or not, whether you’re single or taken or in a complicated sort of thing give someone you care about a hug today. Tell them you love them, like them, and/or you’re happy that they’re in your life. Because after all the chocolates and candied hearts and cards and maybe even diamonds… I think that’s all people really need.
Love you, lovelies. Thanks for putting up with me and my mad as a hatter ways.