Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Valentine's Day

Today is Valentine's Day. It is a day that people either seem to love or hate. No doubt, it is a very commercialized day. And yes, if we loved people like we should, it would not be necessary. Both of these views of Valentine's Day are views I have shared at one time or another. I kind of went along with V-Day because is was expected.

Maybe it is because I am getting a little more sentimental in my not-so-older age, but it seems to me that there are too few opportunities to show our love in special ways. Can't we still love people as we should -- and yet show them that love in a more special way one day a year? And the commercialism thing: What event that is special to us Americans has not been commercialized?

Listen: Life is short. As Beverly is fond of saying, "Make sure your people have no doubt that you love them." Enjoy special occasions rather than resisting them and making oneself (and others) miserable.

So here is a shout to all my homeys: Happy Valentine's Day! (My kids are hiding their faces in embarrassment, I'm sure).

9 comments:

jross said...

I thought you were talking to me.

Beverly Ross said...

I love you with all my heart, Rick Ross! Do you know it??????

Rick Ross said...

John,

I was talking to you. I was talking to all my "homeys." I meant my kids would be embarrassed over me being so "cool."

jross said...

Rick,
Sorry. I misread your original blod to read, "my honeys". I'm proud to be your "homey". You can be included with my "peeps".

Yo-Yo

Jody said...

(in a British accent maybe like Winston Churchill) I would also like to give a "shout out" to all my "home boys" in the "hood"....word.

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ok, seriously I have learned that our wives thrive on our affection, so an extra special day never hurts!

Kyle R. said...

Peace out! (As I tap my chest twice with closed fist and give the two finger peace sign).

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Happy Valetine's Day to all.

Jeff said...

I worry about some of you.

Josh Ross said...

Very funny!

randy said...

That cupid fellw sure was a good shot.