Today is Valentine’s Day. A day to celebrate that special love in your life. A day for sharing your innermost appreciation for the one who matters to you. A day to spend a ton of money on cards, chocolates, and cutesy teddy bears that say I love you…
Okay, so maybe the holiday has some flaws. One thing I’ve noticed in the last couple of years is the raising up of “Singles Awareness Day” for those individuals who are not in a relationship. A gesture of protest to another “Hallmark” holiday.
Personally, I think Singles Awareness Day is bull. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not attacking anyone who celebrates it. But it’s important to remember that this day is meant to share your love with another. It’s about showing appreciation for that special someone. Now you might be thinking “But Paul, I’m single. I don’t have anyone to show appreciation for.” How wrong you are! You have God to be thankful for. You can show God how much God means in your life. Tell God that you love all that God has done for you. Go ahead, send up a prayer right now! They don’t cost a cent, and I’m sure God wouldn’t mind being showered in prayers of thanksgiving today or any day for that matter.
Then, after you’ve sent up a prayer or two of thanks, look around you. Isn’t there someone else who might be a part of the “single” status as well? Go to the grocery store and find that sweet old lady that reminds you of your grandma and tell her that you think she’s the bees knees ( I don’t have a clue what that term means, but I think she’d like it) Call up an out of town relative and say that you love them and are thinking of them. Go to the VFW, the nursing home or the hospital. There are people all over the place that could use an extra hug or at least a smile.
Valentines Day isn’t about you. It isn’t about your singles status (if you are, in fact single like me) but about spreading the love. What better love to spread than the love of God. Remember that you are never alone because God is always there for you. Go with God and God Bless!