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Valentines Day is over-rated

Updated on February 12, 2014

I love you every day.


The silliest holiday of them all!

Have you ever wondered who's bright idea it was to have a day that you are told to make sure you tell the person you already love that you love them? I wonder if it started with a man who forgot to tell his wife/girlfriend how he felt about her. Of course that woman would have been a little miffed, but did she really demand a day where her man had to buy her chocolates, flowers and lavish her with fancy dinners and a gift? I've know some pretty superficial woman in my lifetime, but really, is it all that necessary? The way I see it, men aren't that dumb that they have to be told to say I love you, and most real woman don't need to sparkle with jewelry in order to feel loved.

I think everyday should be valentines day, minus the glitzy stuff and mushy cards. I personally treasure the smaller things that are done on a daily basis, or at least weekly. The random acts are the best, the ones you didn't see coming in the isles of your local drug store. One of the sweetest things I ever received was a tiny pumpkin placed on the dash board of my car sitting on top of a card that said, " If I seem to sleep a lot, it's because I'm dreaming of you." It wasn't my birthday or anniversary, or because someone told my boyfriend he had to, it was just a cold Monday morning in November ten years ago.

Most woman I think will agree that some men do need to be reminded that they are slacking in the romance department, but a national Holiday where mostly men are required to bow at a woman's feet and lavish her with gifts is a little too much. The funny thing is, woman want that one day a year when our men spoil the crap out of us, it makes us feel special. Then we spend the rest of the year complaining that they aren't keeping up with our friends boyfriends/husbands and sending us flowers at work or surprising us with picnics in the park. Men are simple minded and get all screwed up with our mixed messages. So ladies, pick one. Would you rather have that one day when merchants control what you receive on that special day, or would you rather have at least fifty two weeks of surprises that were spectacularly random and took your breath away?

For me, it's the card I find under my pillow after passing each other in the driveway all week, it's the flowers I find in the morning on my table, and the gentle kiss he places on my forehead while I sleep when he returns home from work each night.

Valentines Day, lame or lovely?

How do you feel about Valentines Day?

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    • wildove5 profile image

      wildove5 4 years ago from Cumberland, R.I.

      Ohhh Epi! I am confident you could rock my world all 365 days and I of course would reward you nicely! I can picture waking every morning to a poem just for me taped to the vanity mirror or hidden in my purse. You definitely wouldn't need your kitties in order to hear purring! LOL Meow!

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      ......not if I could spend the other 364 days with you.

      Sending you sincere warm wishes from Colin , Little Miss Tiffy and Mister Gabriel who haven't seen you in awhile but still are thinking good thoughts about you and hope that you and your family are having a nice, safe and happy summer.

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      wildove5 5 years ago from Cumberland, R.I.

      Funny! Funnier how they forget special dates that occur in their own lives but can remember who one the world series 25 years ago, not to mention the score and the players names! Thanks for the read and comment!

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      CarNoobz 5 years ago from USA

      There's no way a man could have invented Valentine's Day. That would just be one more special day every year that he would forget to buy something special for his wife. And then he'd be sleeping on the couch again =)

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      You have some interesting thoughts on Valentine's Day. Of course it has gotten way out of hand and very commercial but it is a wonderful holiday all the same. I do agree that for couples who love each other love that is expressed every day has so much more meaning. It should not just be one day of the year. However Valentine's can be used by those who want to express their first time love and it is a great day to get engaged. My hubby and I are soulmates and we know how we feel about each other even without words and that's a great way to be.