Monday, February 14, 2005

Happy Valentine's Day!

Here we are -- embarking upon the Hallmark-created holiday of love, happiness, rampant spending, and unfulfilled expectations. Flowers, chocolate, cards, dinner, dancing, movies, sex, romance, gifts. And then ... nothing ... for another 12 months. Instead, let's have Valentine's Day about 14 times a year. Instead of buying things, let's spend quality time with our loved ones. Create something together. Talk about the future. Swap dreams and ambitions. Listen. Go for a long walk. Make snow angels. Strap on some ice skates. Hold hands. Give a pedicure. Get a babysitter. Or include your children in V-day. Do something that jives with your passions. Don't allow Hallmark to define love. It's too complex to fit on a greeting card.

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