It is not that I am a hopeless romantic, although that might be a little bit true. I love Valentines Day for the simple reason that is the day to tell the people in your life that they are important to you, that you are happy that they are in your life and to let them know that you love and appreciate them. I have forever sent Valentines Day cards instead of Christmas cards. In the olden days, when the children were little, I would hand make each card with hand lettering, hearts and ribbons. Now, I upload and click but am confident that there is a day in the future that I will go back to hand making each card.
I have been single for a very, very long time and have always embraced my version of Valentines Day. I know there are people who will feel lonely and sad because they do not have a romantic relationship to share on this day, or worse yet, people who are in a romantic relationship and still feel lonely and sad. Think about the people that you love. The people that add value to your life, that make you happy and that are important to you. Reach out and share that with them. You should tell people how important they are to you, always.