I don't want you to cry, even though we all know horse hair absorbs tears really well! Here are 5 reasons not to feel sad this Valentine's Day:
1) The sadness you're feeling coincides nicely with the height of Seasonal Depression, um, season. The lack of sunlight and thawed fingers and green grass is bringing you down. Take plenty of Vitamin D to make yourself feel better. Studies show most of us are deficient.
2) Romance doesn't belong to this time of the year, anyway. Everone knows that spring and summer are when our hearts skip a beat at the sight of shirtless guys jogging, ice cream cones are shared, and skinny-dipping is a possibility rather than a polar bear plunge for charity. I don't even need to go into how romantic fall is. February? Please.
3) We already PASSED the night of the year when hearts pine for a kiss: New Year's Eve. If you were sad then, you DID your time already. Let yourself off the hook for Valentine's Day.
4) Someday you, yes YOU, will have your one and only and you'll be together forever. Do you know how long forever is? Long enough to have someone annoy the ever-living daylights out of you just by breathing. So settle in, enjoy having the remote to yourself, and don't worry about having to share your Valentine's Day comfort food. You ARE having some, right?
5) My new book, Saddle Rants, is coming out this spring. Though mostly horsey, it will contain some (hopefully) wise bits of knowledge about liking, loving, heartbreakin', and heart repairin'. In the meantime, check out my book How to Catch a Horse just 99 cents on Amazon. Downloadable onto your Kindle. I may not have perfected catching guys, but I know a little about catching horses.