Of course, now the 14th of the month is the one where lots of girls may or may not be "fasting" for dinner for fear of being seen out without a date. Despite my new "February-styled" blog makeover, I've never been a fan of Valentine's Day, with or without a boyfriend. I don't like what it does to high school girls. In my HS not-so-glory days, carnations would get passed out during home room. White for friends, pink for "crushes" and red for love.
Of course I got one every year!....from my twin sister. (but signed "secret admirer"). However, looking back, I do feel sympathy towards the people who didn't have a twin sister (or boyfriend, or friend) to get them a carnation. The girls with empty desks in homeroom. Someone needs to look out for them!
That's why, in February, I think it's important to go out of our way to look for those who need a little extra kindness in their lives. Not just people without boyfriends, not just on Valentine's Day. But throughout the whole month! Try to make a conscience effort to reach out to others who need a little more support in what is actually the shortest month of the year, but what can feel like the longest!