quote:Originally posted by Noah The African:
You can generate a lot more appreciation and love when it's unexpected. Bringing your women flowers on a day where she has no expectations goes a lot further than bringing her flowers on a day where that is what a guy is supposed to do. Also, it cost a lot less. I am getting away from gift giving on these commercialized days and replace it with spontaneous and sporadic demonstrations of love and affection....which is not always a material gift.
I agree with this, NTA ... but, I believe the author/creator of this day is not only talking about the love we share with our spouse/SO ... but that Black Love is needed for and between ALL Black people! And while your premise of "not just today but everyday" rings true even in a community-oriented scenario such as that, it'll take more than a bouquet of flowers to get us to love, respect, honor and appreciate ourselves and, even more importantly, each other.