I’m on a mission today. I want to bring romance back to Valentine’s Day. Remember when you were young and you watched how Valentine’s Day and LOVE were expressed? People bought a dozen roses to give to their loved one. You bought a beautiful card and wrote a lovely note or a little poem in it and signed it with “With Love” in your own hand writing. Do you remember in grade school when you would decorate a small paper bag with red hearts and paper lace, tape it up on the chalkboard ledge and all of your fellow students would drop little Valentine’s Day cards into it addressed to you? Remember when couples celebrated with a great meal staring at each other over candles and champagne flutes?
Most people today seem to have lost the skills to be emotionally intimate. Dating has become less about meeting someone face to face and going on a first date and more about hooking up on an online dating website. Lovely cards replaced by short texts saying “143” (I Love You–one letter, four letters, three letters). Romantic dinners replaced by dinners were you arrive late because work was crazy and you have to be home by 10 because there is something on TV you want to watch.
Enough already. Today I want everyone who has a special someone to tell them ‘I Love You’ by spoken word versus a text. Bring home some flowers and a hand written card. Maybe a romantic dinner? I want people to express their love in a personal and tender fashion. I want people to show their love in an old-fashioned manner. I want romance to come back to Valentine’s Day. Will you help me?