Archive | February, 2017

Valentine’s Day Is a Day to Celebrate Everything You Love

14 Feb

Photo credit: Davide Ragusa/

Photo credit: Davide Ragusa/

This is not an anti–Valentine’s Day blog post.

Sure, many people without a romantic partner tend to grumble when February 14 rolls around, and some feel less-than, relative to all the happy couples out there. But not me. I think that’s a misguided way to look at the day.

As Lin-Manuel Miranda famously said last year, “Love is love is love is love is love is love.” Or, to quote the Beatles, “All you need is love.” Point is: There’s no specific rule that says what or who you have to love or celebrate today. (I’ve never seen one, anyway.) Rather, this is a day to celebrate love itself.

And that’s why, on Valentine’s Day, if I don’t have someone specific in my life to love, I spend the day doing things I love, and celebrating all the people, places, and things I love.

This year, there are many people, places, and things to celebrate. For example … Continue reading