There’s an old saying-“youth is wasted on the young” or “childhood is wasted on children” or “diapers are wasted on tots cause they’ll just poop the next one.” Something like that.
And I was thinking yesterday that Valentine’s Day is wasted on those in a relationship. This observation came about after a visit to the grocery store at 4pm. I couldn’t believe how many people were walking around with helium balloons, bad hothouse roses and Snickers hearts (ok that was me.) And the more amazing thing to me was that the majority were women!
Ok now this is just a small sample of the population so I don’t want to make any generalizations here. Just an observation. They were mostly well-dressed women, busy career women I imagine-but still; men, women, waiting til the last minute?
What’s up with that? Last minute date? Not the Valentine you really wanted? Waiting to see what the other one has planned or is spending first? Lame-O.
My dad’s in his seventies, been married 51 years and I guarantee he ordered and got the freshest, most beautiful roses. Sure he’s retired and has time, but people come on.
Those of us that are single and romantics sit around dreaming about what we’d do for our women (or men.) it’s not about money or lavish gifts, it’s about the thought. So let’s see you folks buck up for next year or maybe do something spontaneous soon-or we’re stealing your hotties from right under your noses.
Valentine’s Day can be more trouble than fun.
You’ve so often got people scrambling for presents, flowers, reservations, ideas and yes, even dates. Me, I know that this Holiday has been created by the retailers but it has become mandatory. And if I had a girlfriend I’d have all that I needed and I would let her feel the full wrath, I mean effect, of my love.
But just like every religion and culture now embraces “Merry Christmas,” let’s hijack Valentine’s Day and make it all about what it’s supposed to be: love!
That’s right, let’s just feel love for everyone. See love really is just a feeling and you can feel it deep down if you just think about it. Put on your favorite song and you’ll feel it. Think about your favorite vacation and you’ll feel it. Think about someone special, loved one or relative, and really picture them with a big smile and a big hug for you and you’ll feel it.
Now just hold onto that feeling and you got it-love!
Show your partner that along with the flowers and the card and the dinner reservations and the bow-chick-a-bow-bow. Show everybody (the feeling not the bow-chick stuff).
If you’re single-
- Don’t settle for a date just to have a date, you’ll be disappointed.
- Don’t get drunk, you’ll have so much to regret tomorrow and still be single.
- Don’t eat all the ice cream, save it for a happy time.
Just be in love!
Be in love with your life right where it’s at. Even if just for today. Then tomorrow you can worry about your bills and your future and your miserable love life. But just like people are nicer around Christmas, love a little more today.
And if you’re a female between 5’0″ and 5’4″, long curly hair with a yoga body, call me.