I am sure all of the guys that are reading this have already got a present, made a reservation, etc for their significant other. If you haven't......it is too late for you. I'm sorry. May God have mercy on your soul.
It is easy to look at Valentine's Day as a sappy pseudo-holiday that Hallmark invented so procrastinating men buy their incredibly romantic cards. I suppose there is some basis for that belief. Call me crazy, but I actually don't mind this particular holiday, even if it is completely made up and fabricated in order to remove more money from my checking account.
Take this opportunity to express your love for the important people in your life. The most important trait we can ever have is love. It is the universal language of appreciation and hope. Love sustains everything, and the love of God is the only reason we are all alive today. Love is the most powerful force in the universe; it brings people together, it inspires people in the midst of pain, it overcomes overwhelming odds, it never quits in the face or adversity. The story of the scriptures is an overwhelming story of love, and the story ends with love as the victor. Love wins. Life wins. God wins, and we are a part of that story and heritage.
Celebrate the gift of love in every way you know how. Hug your kids and tell them how much you love them and appreciate them. Tell your spouse the same thing. Choose to love today because none of us are promised tomorrow.
You will not regret a decision to love.