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Celebrate Valentine's Day with friends and family

Fun with friends
Fun with friends
Shayne Aquino

It's easy to get caught up in the tornado of manufactured love known as Valentine's Day. It's a day of couples doing what couples should be doing depending on their own timeline, but en masse. If you're single this week, it's no wonder that some turn to a pint of ice cream and/or a tub of cookie dough! Even radio DJs talk about how they have not had a date for this special day for xyz amount of years. However, it is not always this way and Valentine's Day is not just a day for couples, it's a day of celebrating love! Love can be celebrated with family and friends, not just the significant other. Perhaps celebrate the federal government's extension of legal benefits to same- sex marriage in all states, including states where same- sex marriage is not legal. It is OK to be without a Valentine or not be in a relationship, who says you need to have either to celebrate? Year round, family and friends are the type of people who will listen and who will lend a hand when in need. Love is more than romantic love, it's sisterly, motherly, brotherly. Spending time at home, going to the movies or going out to a lovely restaurant are all great things that one can do to spend a little time with friends and family. Or if you want to try something unconventional, perhaps reserving a paintball session or challenging each other at video games would be more suited for your tastes. Valentine's Day has a special place in everyone's hearts as a day of celebration, but remember that there are more than one kind of love and it is good to celebrate it all.