Feb 13 2012
Valentine's Day is supposed to be this great day where we all feel loved, but sadly, I think it is the holiday most likely to let us down. I am single, so I can assure you, there will be no box of chocolates or a dozen roses arriving for me on Tuesday. I know that I am not alone in this, and I also know that many of you who do have a honey will be chocolate and flowerless as well. (And for all you folks who have a Valentine who will remember you kindly this Valentine's Day, enjoy it and no need to read on here...this is not for you. :) )
I think it is sad that the holiday that is about love can often end up reminding us that we are not loved in a way we desire. We live in a society that is always trying to tell us who we should be, how we should act. I encourage you to find a moment this Valentine's Day to genuinely enjoy who you are. God loves you, and He does not make mistakes. He does not expect us to look like Hollywood models, have the patience of Job, and do everything with grace. He expects us to be uniquely ourselves! So I challenge you (and me) to do something special for yourself this Valentine's Day! Buy yourself the chocolate or just look yourself in the mirror and say, "I love you," or " you are beautiful." Find someway to remind yourself about what is worthy of love in you. Of course if jewelry is your thing, you could shop myclearance sale and get yourself a little something special to remind you that you are loved on this and every day.