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Earlier in the week I read Roland Martin’s commentary, Don’t be my Valentine – CNN.com. It does a nice job of summing up how I feel about Valentine’s Day.

Too many people are pressured because of this “holiday.” If you have a mate, you are pressured to do something extraordinary—especially if you are the man. On the other hand single people—without a significant other—are almost made to feel as outsiders because they don’t have anyone to “celebrate” with.

I consider myself to be a romantic person, but my attitude toward this day—if you love me, treat me special everyday because I will do the same for you. I don’t want to be treated like I’m part of a herd of sheep. I prefer something a little different. Now, for those that choose to celebrate and get into the hype, that’s ok. Maybe it will help keep a local florist in business a little longer in these “recessionary times.”

I have received a few, “Happy Valentine’s Day,” greetings from a few friends today, and responded with a polite,”Thank you,” and returned the greeting to them. So I’m not a complete humbug. The day—like any other—is what you make it.

Whether you spend this day with yourself or with family, friends, or a special someone, remember those you love are special everyday. Keep romance alive all the time.

And, if 1-800-flowers sends me one more freakin’ email I will scream.

Sorry… excuse that little rant.

Have great day everyone!

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