Why I Want Nothing Valentines Day

Many years ago when I worked for the state I was in the lunch room with two co coworkers on Valentines Day. They were raving about the roses, jewelry and candy they received from a boyfriend they complained about the rest of the year. I was happy for them and joked about getting just a card (I still have the card). Within weeks they were both cheated on and dumped and I was engaged. I didn't care or need the the gifts because I knew how my boyfriend felt about me everyday. Being acknowledged on Valentines Day is sweet. Sure we all love a thoughtful gift. But remember that the size of the gift doesn't represent the love they feel. In fact I have found the opposite. Sometimes those big gift givers are overcompensating for many other things lacking in the relationship. There certainly are exceptions and we all know those...