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).