Happy Valentine’s Day, to the single, divorced, engaged, married, and widowed, to those in a committed relationship, and those who face the world on their own every day. Happy Valentine’s Day to all of us, because though we don’t need one day a year to remind us to celebrate the love, spread the love, and share the love, it’s nice that we do. It’s also nice that it’s not just about romantic love, but about love in general, how we treat one another, our parents, and children, and siblings, our friends. It’s about how we treat strangers, and how we treat ourselves, and our furry family members. Maybe it’s just a carry-over from my hippie days, but I’ve always believed that life is all about the love, and I always will. When I was in the depth of teenage angst, at 14, I wrote, “It doesn’t matter what the question is, the answer is always Love.” I thought it was so original and profound. Later I found out that millions of people had written down the same “original, profound” thought. Though I’m not a simpleton, I’m still simplistic, because I stand by that statement, the answer is always Love. May you give some every day. It will be returned. If you don’t believe me, get a dog. He/she’ll be happy to teach you how this works.