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Valentine’s Day: Love it, Hate it, Who Cares

Whether you’re single or attached, I’m sure you’re aware that Valentine’s Day is almost upon us. You’ll probably see people posting either about how much they love their significant other & their super romantic plans, OR you’ll see posts about how much people hate the holiday and think it’s garbage. And then there are the people like me who just don’t really care one way or the other.
I mean, I get it – sort of. The flowers, the candy, the dinner reservations. It’s sweet. But I mean, what’s the point, really? To celebrate love? Shouldn’t that be something we do every day? If you celebrate it, more power to you. If you don’t, rock on with your bad self. Either way, love is love. It doesn’t really change anything, right?
In my case, hubby and I don’t really make a big deal about it. Forget about going out to dinner – every place is a zoo. Chocolates – OK, those are great, but it’s not like you can’t get chocolate on any other day. Flowers are pretty, and make me smile, but I like spontaneity more than I like a calendar ordering my spouse to buy me some.
What’s important to me, and to us as a couple, is spending quality time together. I don’t really care what we do, as long as I’m with him. There isn’t anyone else who loves me the way he does. And looks at me the way he does. I could be covered in sweat, fresh from spin class and he still looks at me like I’m the most beautiful girl in the world and gives me that special smile of his.
I think love is so important. And it’s great that there’s a holiday out there to “remind” people to show their love. But what’s even greater is being with someone who doesn’t need a reminder.

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