Today is Valentine's Day, a day set aside each year to do what we should do every day of the year - no, not put down the TV remote and talk - but to let those important to us know how much we appreciate having them in our lives.

And, a small trinket or box of chocolates might make the day even better.

An Associated Press survey found only 17 percent of adults in committed relationships say they don't want a gift or are skipping the holiday.

Flowers and candy top the list of preferred gifts. But there are those who want something pricey like a car, jewelry or a vacation, and others who'd be fine with a teddy bear.

Those who really understand what makes a solid relationship say they'd most like to have intangibles such as time together, health or happiness.

For centuries, poets have written about love. Here are some thoughts - all from unknown authors - to share with your Valentine.

• "Don't find love, let love find you. That's why it's called falling in love, because you don't force yourself to fall, you just fall."

• "Lucky is the man who is the first love of a woman, but luckier is the woman who is the last love of a man."

• "It takes a minute to have a crush on someone, an hour to like someone, and a day to love someone... but it takes a lifetime to forget someone."

• "I believe that to truly love, is the ultimate expression of the will to live. A heart that truly loves is forever young."

• "Love makes life so confusing, but without love would you really want to live?"

• "Do you love me because I am beautiful or am I beautiful because I am loved?"

• "To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world."

And, for the less romantic...

"A good marriage is like a casserole, only those responsible for it really know what goes in it."

We're a nation that embraces embracing. May you and all your loved ones enjoy a happy Valentine's Day.