In fact, I sort of hate the holiday.
This "one day for love" crap makes me crazy. I usually dress in black and board up the windows on Feb 14th. I will not spend twice as much money as usual on a bland meal just to watch new couples (who will last about as long as the desert course) suck face in a restaurant. I will not buy into overpriced flowers.
(And I'm in a happy relationship, so haters can't blame my anti-V-Day sentiment on being bitter.)
EVERY day should be a day to care for the people we love.
But, thanks to the brilliance of some marketing director at the CDC, February is also Heart Month, and that's a holiday I can get behind.
Unfortunately, heart disease flies under the media radar. Preventing heart disease is not as sexy as saving the Ta-Tas. There are no 3-day walks for heart health. There are no yogurt-top collection drives. But heart health is every bit as important as cancer prevention...
So, this month let's ditch the over-priced candy and do something kind for our tickers!
What's your feeling on Valentine's Day? Do you agree with me, or think I'm being grinch-like on this one? (Be honest. I can take it!)
PS - I also posted a more detailed article on heart health at Examiner.com.