I would like to wish a Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone who celebrates it.
This one day celebration of love and affection has been the victim of excessive commercialisation for decades, but the true spirit of it remains something that endures.
However, the online outpourings of love messages, Gifs, and even proposals of marriage on social media can be very distressing for people who are without a partner or loved one in life. And in a year where the pandemic has taken so many lives, this day will be a reminder of loved ones lost like never before.
So I am asking us all to remember the bereaved, the lonely, and the unloved on this day. Perhaps send them a message to let them know they are not forgotten.