As Valentine’s Day 2018 comes to a close, I hope each of you felt loved today. For those who are part of a ‘couple,’ and your other half likes to spoil you and do nice things on this day, that is wonderful, and I hope you appreciate the effort and the love behind it.

Now, I have had many years in my life where it felt more like ‘Singles Awareness Day.’ (ha) And I know many people who are single, who dread this holiday (I did in the past), and then there are others who just feel it is a marketing ploy, so they boycott it (I’ve been on the recipient end of this as well).

Valentine’s Day, I felt, was just a couples romantic holiday and if you weren’t part of a ‘couple’ then the holiday could be depressing... but I want to look at it in a different way.

Today, I want to just be thankful for the love I have in my life.

My best friend is a shining example for this. She sees Valentine’s Day as a day to show her love for others, her kids, her parents, her friends (and her guy). One thing she would do during the years I have been single, she would get me a Valentine card (that would make me laugh) and take me to lunch or dinner. She wanted me to know I am loved and that I am special. As I write this, I am not sure I have ever expressed to her how wonderful this has been... thanks BFF!