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Un-Valentine’s Day

| Opinion | February 7, 2019

Valentine’s Day is the one day of the year on which we share the love we have in our hearts with one another. Sadly, for the rest of the year, each day loses its magic, and we wind up sharing only hate with each other.

So, I decided to call those remaining 364 days Un-Valentine’s Days.

The following message would be appropriate for Un-Valentine’s Day cards: “Roses are red. Violets are blue. I need to tell you how much I hate you.”

Although the words are not exactly the same, we can hear similar messages every day from our leaders, reporters in the media, and, sad to say, many of us.

Every day there’s way too much hate and anger in this country. We have to speak up and rid ourselves of this evil because it’s tearing us apart. We must never embrace hate. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t have the backbone to stand up against those who promote it. I predict it won’t be long before the politically correct police will find something offensive about Valentine’s Day.

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Hopefully, conditions could be very different, starting this year. Instead of limiting our expression of love to only Valentine’s Day, we should continue to express that love on other days, weeks, months, even the rest of the year. Love should always remain alive and active in our hearts, our minds, and our souls.

I am asking everyone to consider my simple idea, so we won’t have to endure this vile and harmful hate that’s dividing this country.

Let’s find a way to get rid of as many of these hateful Un-Valentine’s Days we can, so our message will become: “Roses are red. Violets are blue. Every day I’ll be sharing my love with you.”

I dream someday we can make every day like Valentine’s Day, and fill each with love. Only then will we have a happier, kinder, and more peaceful world.

Copyright 2019, William Tozzi, Golden Pen Writers Guild, Santa Clarita, CA

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