What does Valentine’s Day mean? Do you celebrate the day? Does it affect your day if no one buys you roses, chocolates, or cards? We put much emphasis on this day like it is the only day to show your affection for someone. I do not think putting all the love in one bucket is fair for any relationship.

You may wonder why someone selling Real Estate is writing about this. Well, Realtors can love too. Besides being an agent and a teacher, I am also a mom, wife, daughter, sister, and friend. Also having a Psychology degree doesn’t hurt either. In addition, I almost always have an opinion when it comes to exclusions.

When you put an offer on a home with a huge lot which you have fallen in love with and learn the riding mover and tractor are excluded from the sale it is disappointing. You know you will need those items to maintain the property. You may be a little disappointed when you realize you will have to purchase those items yourself.

Valentine’s Day reminds me of the feeling of disappointment for not getting the riding mover and tractor. There are a lot of people who live alone and not in relationships. Whether they want to be in a relationship or not, the holiday may make them feel excluded. I am not saying do not celebrate the day, but maybe be a little more aware of those who may not have someone special in their lives to celebrate with. The day is designed for “lovers”, but I see it as a day for love in general. Showing love to your parent, sibling, friend, co-worker, even a random stranger would still honor the day. Perhaps even getting the bill for the car behind you in a drive-thru would be a wonderful gesture even St. Valentine would approve of. After all, he gave his life in the name of Christianity and it seems like a pretty Christian thing to do.s