"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".