What The World Needs Now…

I don’t need to finish the title for you, do I? (Hint: it has to do with love.)

I had written this post in its entirety and published it, excited to be done and ready to go to bed…but when I viewed it, it was blank. Sigh. So much for going to bed early. I could do it tomorrow, but by then it will have been over a week since my last post, and once I stop doing something regularly, I stop doing it altogether. And I refuse to let this blog die the way so many of my other hobbies have died. RIP my knitting attempts. I managed to knit a blanket and hat for a stuffed animal (in bright orange yarn, no less) and then it was no more.

So, here I go again with this week’s post:

Hopefully I don’t need to remind anyone what tomorrow is (if I do, and you have a significant other, you better start making plans ASAP). It’s the favorite holiday of florists and restaurant owners and chocolate makers alike: Valentine’s Day. Regardless of my relationship status, I often feel really cynical on this day. I hate how like all holidays, Valentine’s Day is totally commercialized. When did naked flying babies and the color pink and cheesy commercials featuring a diamond bracelet get equated to what is supposed to be the most romantic day of the year? I don’t need a special day to tell me to express my emotions, thanks. Bah humbug.

Ah, who am I kidding. How can I be all Ebeneezer Scrooge on this day?

I admit it: I’m a sucker for those sappy Hallmark cards and those teddy bears with “I Love You Beary Much” sewn on a heart. It’s OK, I know it comes as a big shock. Someone who has a Hello Kitty coinpurse can’t possibly be a sucker for Valentine’s Day. Wrong. I hunt down the most obnoxiously cute pictures of puppies and kittens and spam my chat buddies with it. I read the “Modern Love” column of The New York Timesway more than I ought to (though in my defense, the columnists are all really good writers. They could probably make washing dishes or curling hair interesting.)

Whatever your plans are for tomorrow, make sure to do something you love. Go plan a date with your lover or read a favorite book or indulge in a box of chocolates. There’s never a bad time to spread the love.