Thursday, February 16, 2012

Happy ....errrr...Valentine's Day?

I had such angst all day the other day as I contemplated over whether or not to blog. Let's talk about the elephant in the room, shall we? It was recently Valentine's Day and, yes, the majority of us were Valentine-less. The angel on my shoulder said, "Go ahead, write an upbeat, peppy blog in your cheeriest of cheery voices wishing everyone a happy Valentine's Day!"

The devil chimed in with, "Hell no! Don't do it Kari. The last thing you want to call attention to is a bloody holiday that celebrates all things mushy gushy, sweet nothings and declarations of everlasting love, reminding people that they're alone!" So what's a girl who makes a living finding love for the lovelorn to do?

To hell with it, HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!! Whatever you were doing, whomever you were with, all that matters is love...sweet love! Maybe the love of your life hasn't walked into your life just yet, but I'm pretty damn sure you can make a list for me of the people in your life that you can honestly say you love. Yes, love comes in various forms and it doesn't always include fireworks or earth movement, but there it is nonetheless, available to you whenever you need it - even if that means you have to give it to yourself!

We are so very blessed to live in a society where we are free to demonstrate and express our love for one another. Even if this Valentine's Day was sans romantic love for you, I encourage you to think about all of the other forms of love you have in your life and of all of the ways these people feed your soul.

And then, heat up that T.V. dinner and be glad the damn holiday is OVER!

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