Valentine’s Day

homeless-man.jpgI think that Valentine’s Day is a wonderful day that has been set aside to show people that you love them.  Thank God we have Hallmark to remind us, for one day, to love people.  In case Jesus didn’t stress it enough in the Bible.  I don’t know why, but this day seems to bring out insecurities in so many people.  For me, it just increases my cravings for chocolate.  I have a few words that I would like to say to certain people in my life.  Read and enjoy. 

I have friends that call February 14th “Single Awareness Day.”  For those people, I am sorry that you are only aware that you are single on this day.  That shows me that you are not enjoying the season in which God has placed you.  I am aware that I am single every day.  It affects many actions in my life.  I don’t have to find a babysitter before I go out for coffee with friends.  I don’t have to ask my boyfriend or husband for permission to go out for an evening with the gals.  I know that, for this season, I have the freedom to learn who I am in the context of being by myself.

I have friends who are not married but who have significant others for the first time.  I want it noted for the record that I am very happy that they have found someone.  However, I do not appreciate condescending text messages, emails, comments.  Being single is not a disease.  Just because I am single does not mean that I “drink in misery or watch romantic comedies.”  Because that is the way that you react to being single does not mean I need those words expressed to me. 

So, Happy Valentine’s Day everyone.  I hope that you have taken the time to express your love to that special someone in your life.  But my prayer is that you take the time every day to express love to someone…because we live in a love-starved world wherein many people are just hoping for someone to notice them. 

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One Response to Valentine’s Day

  1. Erik Ryan says:

    Well said.

    God has also lead me to that place where I can say with confidence that I do not feel inferior just because I am single. I praise God for that gift of singleness that I am enjoying. If God so blesses me with the companionship of another, than I praise God for that gift as well. Everything I have, as well as everything I don’t have, is a gift bestowed upon me by Our Lord. So it goes for all His children.

    God Bless and Be Well. Great Blog.

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