Hey guys, remember that today is Valentine’s Day. In fact, if you’re reading this blog and just now becoming aware of this, you may already be in trouble.
Just a little history lesson. Saint Valentine was apparently a priest who was beheadedÂ around 270 AD for marrying Christian couples in defiance ofÂ the emperor. Apparently, Claudius II issuedÂ such asÂ edict and a defiant Valentinus married couples anyway.
For that, he lost his life, was eventually venerated by the Roman Catholic church (as well as Russell Stover, Hersheys, Hallmark,Â and Kay Jewelers), and is now scorned by the rest of us who are under the gun to buy something for our girl friend or spouse or live a live in martyrdom ourselves.
Thank you Saint Valentine. Anyway, today might be a good day to express your love for that special person in your life who you may happen to to be courting. After all, she may be the one washing your socks and underwear someday when your mom eventually bows out.
For us married guys, EVERYDAY should be a day to express our love and appreciation for the one who mistakingly agreed to love us for better or for worse, in sickness and in health, and in richesÂ or in poor–and usually poor.Â
So get out there men and do the right thing. Be creative, romantic, and generous with your gifts. Remember, Russell Stover, Hallmark, Jareds, and Obama’s anemic financial plan are depending on you.