I wasn't going to post today about Valentines as I wanted my post about today to be more far reaching thus the post earlier about love and just a couple verses about it. But I have been compelled to as the day has gone on. I personally had a great day although it was not a romantic one. I think the romanticism of Valentines Day is more sought after by women. This is not a bad thing...just a reality!
I have never really held to the belief that Valentines is "for couples!" Even when I was married or had a girlfriend we always tried to reach out to those around us to make everyone feel good that day. As the evening went on tonight and I saw different posts or heard from different friends the way their day went or about the "not so great" day they had it saddened me as I wish I had done more for others today.
Some people really expect to "get something" on Valentines Day and are disappointed when they don't. I would venture to say though that if all the energy spent on pining over "lost love," "unreciprocated love" "what we missed out on" was spent on looking for someone to make happy or something nice to do for someone else everyone would have a great day!
I got this cactus for a friend today. I don't think (from her reaction) she initially liked it as it's not the traditional gift. But in talking with her later she told me how much she liked the thought of being reached out too. So if a cactus can do that think how much more we can do!
And like Cel pointed out, the call it "Friendship Day" here in Mexico, so it truly is for everyone! Be happy and give someone a hug!