Valentine's Day is focused on love ... not just the Hallmark Card, bouquet of flowers, box of chocolate kinda love. Deep down, it is focused on the complete and utter adoration two people can have for one another.
Maybe I don't think Valentine's Day is such a bad thing because maybe I've just never really been in love.
I'm 25, and I've been involved with several women over my years but two people whom I thought I honestly loved. One was a relationship that lasted on and off for two years. She was a magnificent person, but it just wasn't our time.
The second lady was right after ... I was in one of those stages where I just wanted to be single, but low and behold I stumble across an amazing woman. It didn't last long though. She was involved. I was left alone. Oddly enough, that one hurt more than any other.
But looking back on those two relationships, I'm just not convinced either of them was truly the definition of love. I still don't know what the definition is. I can read ... I know what my boy Webster gives as his definition. But I just know if I've ever felt that.
Valentine's Day is filled with couples that are going out and showing their love for each other. They give gifts or simply spend time with their certain someone.
I think that's great. I also think I can still enjoy the day. I'm single. It doesn't mean that Valentine's Day should be "Black Friday." I'll spend the day focusing on what is important to me. My friends and my family, all of which I love unconditionally.
Love, you are an important part of life. Maybe, just maybe I might stumble across you one day.