When I was in grade school I used to anticipate Valentine’s Day even more than I did when I was older. Ironically, it was when I was young that something magical or surprising would happen, almost every year after Grade 3 especially in my last few years before high-school. Now that I look back those were innocently fun times. I was hardly ever or maybe even never a girl who had tactics under her sleeve and I let love roll right on in if it did and I discerned about boys with prayer (when I remembered to LOL). I’ve learned a lot of right and unlearned a lot of wrong in the last two decades of being “love” aware. I unintentionally don’t deal BIG on Valentine’s but I’m not one of those anti-hearts-day people either, that would be too pretentious on my part. A day about love is much too grand to dismiss.
I still enjoy the worldwide celebration of love, gift-giving and sappy music even. I just happen to believe it’s people who really make Valentine’s Day special, not the other way around. I’m pretty neutral about it because well, for one I don’t think we need just one day to go all out and express love, it can be any day but at the same time it’s still lovely to have a certain time of year to look forward to. I pray that people learn to never regard Valentine’s Day as just an excuse to do finally do something affectionate to end up with somebody. I’d like to think about it more deeply like as another more obvious opportunity to reach out to someone sincerely. The well-meaning S. A. D. (single awareness day) questions will float up again and I’ll just have to say “No real reason why, just haven’t found my willing weirdo.”