Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Happy Lovefest!

Um, hi everyone! So, it's been a while....

    Valentine's Day was a couple of weeks ago, and I know what you're thinking. "Why are you bringing this up? It was over two weeks ago." Well, you know what? It's still February, and I like to dwell on things. Who are you? The holiday rationing police? And secondly, "Who cares? Valentine's Day sucks, I'm so alone! I will live forever on my own with many cats and the Internet to keep me company." If you are not thinking that because you are not alone (i.e. married or dating), take a moment to savor this blessing.
    The negative mindset has been mine for the past few years, but this year was different. I had a sort of epiphany. You don't need a significant other to enjoy the day of love, Silly! Don't judge me, I'm a little slow. So firstly, I sent out a stack of Valentines to friends that live far, far away... yes, many of my best friends are fairy tale princesses. Then, you know how in Mean Girls students were able to send candy canes to each other at Christmas? (And none for Gretchen Wieners.) Well, at my school, you have the option to send roses, a can of Crush (adorable, right?), or a heart-shaped sucker to whomever you choose on Valentine's Day. Not very original, but whateves. Choosing to partake in this ritual, I bought up a bunch of pink roses and had them delivered to some of my closest friends in school. BAM! Unalone! And you know what? It felt good. Surprise, surprise! Apparently an unintended side-effect of giving cheerfully is receiving, because I came home with a plethora of roses, myself. (No, they were not from me. I'm not that pathetic.) Huh. I guess people like you better when you're not in a selfish funk. People sense that you are not giving out of obligation or just sitting around, waiting for a knight in shining armor to appear and hand you a bouquet of pulchritudinous roses. Moral of the story? Giving makes your life richer. Maddie and her family have been a wonderful example of that over the years. (Shout out to my homegurl!)

The LORD has appeared of old to me, saying: "Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love..."
~Jeremiah 31:3a~

    So, the next time you think that you're forever alone, remember that you're NEVER alone! But don't worry, it's not as bad as it sounds. ;-)


Even forever alone guy is...

...never alone!

Aw, tears of joy!

Now you can be off your writing strike, Maddie!

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