Ten years ago if you had asked someone what Valentine’s meant tothem they would probably tell you that it was really no big deal. Itmight have been important for a florist who has a promotion or a localrestaurant that offers roses with its dinner but there was never a bigdeal about it and never too much money, time and effort that wasspent on it.However, these days Valentine’s Day is such a big thing that you wouldhave to be living on the moon if you didn’t know anything about it. Asearly as December, you will be surrounded by advertisements,promotions, special offers and gift ideas in newspapers, on TV, onradio, on the Internet - basically everywhere you turn.For some people all this hype is way too much and they prefer toignore the slightest insinuation that Valentine’s Day is on its way.Others will find it quite depressing that they see or hear so muchabout it everywhere, considering that they are actually single and findthat they will have no one to celebrate it with.Contrary to popular belief though, Valentine’s Day is about love andnot necessarily among couples only. It can also be shared amongstfamily, friends and anyone you would like to share love with. You canbe 9 or 90 but love is something we all feel and it is definitelysomething we all need in both small and big ways. It keeps us happyso there’s definitely no use in letting the commercial aspects of Valentine’s actually ruin this thought for you.A simple “I’m thinking of you” to “Mum, you mean a lot to me” canmake a considerable difference in any ones life, regardless of whetheryou are the giver or the recipient.