Today is a day for some of celebration and for others it’s a day they cannot wait until it’s over. For those longing for that loved one remember that God is a God of love. He is your true bridegroom awaiting your entry in heaven, in the meantime he sent the Holy Spirit to guide you. God is with you and he will draw near to you as you draw near to him.
Emotions are fleeting. Slowly breathe in and out 10 times in times of emotional ups and downs. It takes about two minutes for our cognitive thinking to catch up with our emotions. Do not make any irrational decisions during an emotional time; doing so can lead to an unpleasant or destructive outcome. Those who react during an emotional time end up having regrets afterwards which leads to more emotional outbreaks. Enjoy the day today and reflect on good times and know that God is with you and that he loves you more than any other soul on the face of earth.
For myself, I cannot celebrate Valentines in person with my husband as he is sick with covid. However, yesterday as I was thinking about what we can do to celebrate, all of a sudden Matthew West came on a live video inviting us to a live concert. It was so affordable and I was able to send the link to my husband in which we could celebrate Valentines that way. He enjoyed it! There’s another live concert today; and it’s called the West Love Fest. Anyway, it’s helpful to think outside the box of what we can do and not dwell on what we cannot do.
Today, a couple friends sent me cards. One is mailing hers to me and showed it and read it, another sent an ecard. So if you don’t have that special someone to celebrate with physically, then create a card to someone you love. Get on Facetime or some video chat, or go on the phone if that person(s) doesn’t have that kind of technology and read it to them, describe it, and then mail it off. It doesn’t have to be perfect like a Hallmark card. I love it when my daughters make me their home made cards and write something thoughtful. That means more to me than a $5 Hallmark card, and that’s because it’s personal, from the heart, and made with love. And despite the origin of the holiday, Valentines is a day to celebrate loved ones.
I felt led to share this as I was thinking about some in our community (Marjory Stoneman Douglas) as well as other’s and my own family’s situation, and hope and pray it has blessed someone.