I was reading a cheery post over at Mayden's Voyage about Valentines Day. I was struck by the words of an anonymous commenter who wrote: I have to fork out a hundred bucks for nothing day.
I felt kind of sorry for that commenter and his Valentine too. I wonder why you would bother to (even pretend to) celebrate a holiday like Valentines' Day if it didn't mean anything to you. It made me sad that his intended Valentine would possibly receive a gift for no other reason then the giver "had to". It just struck me as sad.
You can call Valentine's Day a hyped up over commercialised consumer driven holiday..and I suppose you could be right..you can detest the notion that you are SUPPOSED to give your love a gift, just because you are supposed to..or this year, you could look at the day as an opportunity to tell or show (however you feel it would be appropriate) your love how you feel about them.
Mayden replied that for her, it wasn't about the money or the gift..and I quite agree. Folks seem to get caught up in that aspect of it.. why not just enjoy the day as a celebration of love instead of a job.