Many people complain that this is a fake, Hallmark created holiday. Well whatever started it, I don’t think it is so bad. Like every other holiday, it is a reason to take a moment to appreciate something in life. In this case, it is often a romantic relationship or your children. However there is nothing that says it can’t be another family member or a good friend.
I know that this can be a painful holiday for someone who is single or broken-hearted. It seems to them like a reminder of their loneliness or everyone else’s happiness. Firstly, everyone else is probably not perfectly happy because everyone has some problems in life that they probably don’t publicize. Secondly, these people are probably not completely alone either. That’s why I think this holiday is and should be about appreciating all the loved ones in our lives and not just the romantic ones. If we focus on all the important people in our lives, we would never feel alone despite not having a spouse or girlfriend/boyfriend. So, Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you, attached or unattached. Don’t forget to remember all the special people in your life!!!