Valentine's Day is highly overrated. My friend is sad because his girlfriend of 3 years needs a break and he's alone on Valentine's Day. I missed his call and his message on my voicemail was tear-filled. I immediately called him back to find he was okay...he cried it out and seemed better. Tears are good therapy, in my opinion. I use that therapy when needed. I don't know what will become of his relationship. Only time will tell. Now he has a headache. Could it dehydration from the tears maybe? Good therapy: a good cry with a tall glass of water and a good friend's ear.
Valentine's Day is a day that retail stores push the public to spend money on their mates. Whether it's candy, jewelry, sexy underwear or whatever they want to sell, they can spin it to be a must buy for your mate Valentine's Day gift. We start this craziness in Elementary School. Starting in kindergarden we pass out our valentine cards to all of our classmates. In Junior High (or middle school as it's now called), we had valentine grams and oh the feeling you got when you didn't get many, or any valentine cards.
What I can't believe is the push today to spend money on Valentine's Day. Are we not in a recession? Are there not many people out of work? It's ridiculous the guilt trip that is put on people on this, the day of love.
So, I'm a little bitter.