This is the day when the world celebrates romantic love. When we were children, we gave Valentine cards to all our classmates … not wanting anyone to be left out. But if I had a crush on someone, I’d look to see if she might have written something special at the bottom of the card. Can’t remember that it ever happened.
Like most of our holidays, this one is worth billions to businesses … the ones that sell flowers, candy, and cards.
My wife is not big on candy for Valentine’s Day, but if I don’t get her a card, I’m headed for trouble. We may not have a special dinner, she may not get flowers every year, but the card is a “must”.
Shelley selects cards by reading virtually each one in the display … looking for just the right note, expressing the most appropriate sentiment. The card is always serious and very romantic.
I’m not so concerned with the message … but will scribble something personal at the bottom.
We’ve been married almost 43 years. I guess she likes the cards I’ve been picking.
Our thought for today is from Rita Rudner:
“I love being married. It’s so great to find that one special person you want to annoy the rest of your life.”