Happy Valentine's Day! Even if you don't have a 'someone special' to share it with, make the most of it. I know a lot of people will go out and do things in groups, celebrating their singleness. Do it! Go to the movies with friends to see that movie you wanted to watch. Go bowling. Eat out and don't worry about having to share your dessert or having someone steal all your fries. (Unless your best buddies do that anyway. I can't help you there.)
I think we focus too much on the 'couples' aspect of Valentine's Day and not enough on the 'love' part. There are more people in your life to love than a significant other. Use today to show them you appreciate them. Whether it's your best bud who's always there for you or a family member, make them your Unofficial Valentine (or Single Awareness Buddy if you prefer) and have fun.
I know some of you are also of the mindset that we should show our love and appreciation every day of the year, not just one day. I agree. Don't forget your loved ones and scramble to make up for it today. But, I also think having one day a year set aside makes us focus more on those we care about. Life gets busy and having a 'no excuse day' helps make sure we shower them with a little undivided attention.
So this Valentine's Day, be creative with your celebrations. Whether you celebrate with a significant other, group of friends or family dinner, make it special. You don't have to follow the chocolate/flowers/card/ expensive jewelry trend. Make it personal. Cook dinner yourself or make your own card. There's no need to let Hallmark and Russel Stovers get all the credit.
Most important, let someone know you care about them.
Happy Valentine's Day!