What is it about this day that gets us going? On second thought What is this day...period?
This makes no difference to the general population anyway, as people of all or no religious denominations around the world open up their wallets to bestow gifts and greetings upon their loved ones. I myself, felt slightly embittered after paying $7.00 for a card for an 8 year old today. Original Valentines were handwritten notes and poems..... now isn't that a novel idea?? A note that is actually written... by hand!!!. Would anyone ever be satisfied with that gesture?.. not many.. if any.
One thing I hear a great deal of, is how people shouldn't need a day to express their love.. and I agree, no they shouldn't but the vast majority of people do need a day, and a reason and what better day to do it than a day that is actually based on nothing that is any longer relevant to the average lovebug??
All kidding aside; I do still get a kick out of this day, it does makes me feel warm and fuzzy that people are walking around with just a little more love to give than usual. I do wish everyday could be a Valentines day (minus the expansive retail black hole of overpriced paper, candies and trinkets for starry-eyed chumps like myself to get sucked into)
Now that this day is over what happens to all that extra loving??? Why not give a little love, especially if you are not getting any love. Because getting it and giving it are both unequivocallypart of the act of loving.
Everyone knows that we don't need a day for that...but it sure is fun to have one!
thanks wikipedia for the facts