1 WEEK UNTIL VALENTINE’S DAY!!!
This public service announcement is not only for those who have a significant other whom you should not forget on this special day.
It is also (perhaps especially) for those who look ahead with dread toward a day that reminds them of what they “have not”.
This alert is to give you time to turn around an otherwise melancholy time of the year.
I spent almost 20 years of my life as a single woman dreading Valentine’s Day. I felt that it wasn’t fair that other women could celebrate the day of love with their mate enjoying a romantic dinner, being surprised with roses or jewelry to commemorate their love for each other. And there I sat…
Consuming large amounts of chocolate.
One day a thought dropped into my head.
I know it’s not really a radical, mind-blowing thought, but it was for me that day. I began to really look around me at others who were preparing for Valentine’s Day. And I saw plenty of others alone and lonely, sometimes even in a marriage or relationship.
And I realized that I can make a difference to them on Valentine’s Day.
What about you? How can you make Valentine’s Day better for someone else?
Here are some ideas:
- Mail Valentine’s to those who are alone.
- Pick up candy, flowers, balloons, etc. and hand them out randomly to people who look like they could use a smile.
- Pick up the phone and call someone who might need a friend.
There are so many other options. Pray about what you could do, on your own, with your significant other or as a family.
Start planning now…you have 1 week!!
I guarantee that as you reach out, God will reach in!!
Next week I’ll check in with you to see how you let God made a difference through you in the lives of others.
blessings and peace to you!