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Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

Today is a day that many people celebrate romantic love. That's cool (I'm probably going to do something about it too). It's also a day that can be filled with hurt and frustration . Sometimes it's because you significant other (SO) is expecting something that you don't deliver. The lack of communication about and around the expectations for this day lead to a lot of hurt feelings.

It might be a painful day because you don't have an SO to share it with. Today can make it seem like everyone in the world is in a relationship except for you. You can choose to celebrate Singles' Awareness Day as a way to push back against the commercialism of Valentine's Day.

Or you might choose to remember that Valentine was a man who, according to tradition, wouldn't give up on his beliefs no matter what. He married couples in secret when the Emperor wouldn't allow them to marry. He shared his faith, even when it was dangerous. He told the Emperor about Jesus and was killed for it. Remember someone who believed in a way that changed the course of his life and the lives of countless other.

How will you celebrate Valentine's Day?

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