Happy Valentine's Day To All The Single People--Like Me!

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Rose"Today over a billion Valentine cards will be given, and another 15 Million e-Valentines, not to mention roses, chocolate and those little pepto-bismal-like candy hearts with strange remarks printed on them." That's a quote from the pastor at my church--Ben Cacchiaras--you just gotta love him. And he would be thrilled to know I'm quoting him.


I feel for those who lament this day and look forward to it's coming like a swarm of locusts descending on crops ready for the harvest. But take heart (pun intended) my single friends because WE TOO can celebrate this mushy-syrupy sweet-cavity inducing-sugar laden holiday just as well as anyone else.  


I propose that you grab another single friend and hit the town to indulge in all the sickening sweetness you can tolerate. Go out with a family member, take a parent, sibling, grandparent or nieces and nephews and let your sibling/sibling-in-law indulge in the romanticism of the day while you celebrate the love in your life just a little bit differently.  If you don't have friends or relatives, there is no lack of people needing your time, affection, and attention.  There are nursing homes, hospitals, and probably neighbors in your vicinity that wouldn't mind a caring visit.


There are homeless shelters, food banks, and cardboard cities filled with people who would love to trade places with you so before you get lost in negativity because you don't have a significant other to help define who you are and trade candy and flowers with, just remember to count all the blessings in your life, do something for someone else, and then go out and celebrate the love in your life and all around you---just because you can.


Contrary to popular belief; it does not "take two to make a thing go right".






Posted by

Michelle Gardner


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Comments (9)

Art Hademan
Century 21 Real Estate Center - Mount Vernon, WA

And Happy Valentine's day to you too Michelle!

Feb 14, 2011 05:46 AM
Michelle Gardner
Advance Realty USA - Lutherville Timonium, MD

Thanks Art!  

Feb 14, 2011 05:47 AM
Highland Beach Condos David Serle
RE/MAX Services - Highland Beach, FL
Boca Raton Agent David Serle

i love this post.  I actually suggested it.  Very funny.  It may not take two, but it certainly is more fun that way.

Feb 14, 2011 05:47 AM
Ebrahim Suliman
Mississauga, ON

Happy Valentines Day Michelle, I hope you wll be showered with love and good wishes today



Feb 14, 2011 06:02 AM
Rob D. Shepherd
Windermere/lane county - Florence, OR
Principal Broker GRI, SRES

Valentines day is maybe not politically correct in these times. It discriminates against a protected class, singles.

Feb 14, 2011 06:19 AM
Bill Pohl
Tetra Homes, Inc. - Loveland, OH

Michelle - The only thing I learned from your blog is that the men in Lutherville Timonium, MD must be stupid for keeping you single. Happy V-Day to you.

Feb 14, 2011 06:31 AM
Michelle Gardner
Advance Realty USA - Lutherville Timonium, MD

Thanks everyone for the Valentine's Day Wishes!  I met up with another single friend and went out for a bite.  We had a good time, good conversation, amid all the Valentine Decorations and didn't feel we were missing out on anything.  Bill; don't blame the guys...it's not them, it's me.  I'm fully aware that I'm 'just too picky'.  lol

Feb 16, 2011 02:38 AM
June Piper-Brandon
Houwzer Inc - Baltimore, MD
Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time

Michelle,  we spent the day as a family, had a nice dinner, exchanged cards and watched tv, played games and were just together the 5 of us!!  Hope you had a great Valentine's!!

Feb 19, 2011 12:20 AM
Michelle Gardner
Advance Realty USA - Lutherville Timonium, MD

Thank you June!  I'm glad you had a wonderful evening home with family.  I had a fun Valentine's Day and had dinner with a good friend.  My son Dylan on the other hand had an ortho appointment that day and was not the happiest of campers. His got his routine adjustment to tighten his braces and did not feel like eating much of anything.  But this too shall pass.

Feb 21, 2011 05:38 AM