What is love? I treat Valentines day just like I do any made up holiday designed to increase gift card and candy sales. I dismiss it and go a different direction. I find myself being introspective and self deprecating. Why should I take one day a year and tell the people I love, that I love them? And why didn’t I let them know the rest of the year that I love them? If I have to put all my love into one day, then I would have to describe myself as a selfish asshole. Some would say ” Valentines day is about romance”. What is so romantic about a stuffed bear a pseudo heart shaped card and a box of chocolates and flowers. I can’t imagine the look on my face if someone gave me this array of crap. I can’t think of anything more superficial and trite. I propose that we make Valentine’s day the rule, not the exception. “I pledge to tell the ones I love, that I love them, everyday.” and furthermore “I swear I will never hand you a card, bear, box of chocolates, or a bunch of flowers to tell you how I feel”. I plan to give love to all and take extra care to let those closest to me know that I love them everyday. Except on valentines day!