Thursday, February 14, 2008

Here's looking at you Cupid!

This morning I actually got to see Valentine's Day through the eyes of a child. The idea that we bring candy and cards to friends at school or work is so far away from what most typical adults would consider acceptable behavior. I'm probably one of the millions that feel V Day is so overhyped and commercial that there is no meaning behind it. However, my son was so excited to hand out his good wishes to all his friends and teachers that it was really refreshing.

I submit that perhaps the only idea today is to be kind to others and surprise them by doing something nice for them. Hold the door, get them a cup of their favorite tea, send them an interesting news article or even, god forbid we do this in DC, let someone into traffic ahead of you. Maybe that can be our politically correct Valentine to others.

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