February 2018

Valentines Day for me has always been a little bit scary. Will the person I love remember me? There have been the boyfriends who say they don't believe in or like Valentines Day, the message being not to expect anything from them on this special day. My good friend Mark, always the perfect gentleman, once said to me, "Really how much effort does it really take to do something nice for the person you love, to send flowers or a card just to make them feel good? Valentines Day just isn't that hard. " I've never forgotten that. 

In college, my then boyfriend sent me a dozen red roses in a white box. They were absolutely gorgeous. I remember getting a call from the front office in the dormitory and when I saw the gift it took my breath away. 

The only remedy for the scariness of Valentines Day is to focus on giving, not getting. Try picking out something special for your one person and do something that makes Valentines Day a day they will never forget. 

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