Tuesday, February 14, 2017

ONLY THE LONELY

Do you sit in quiet despondency on this Valentine's Day?  Are you thinking everyone has a significant other, but me?  Are you wondering why you have no flowers, no candy, no card?  Are you sinking in the cesspool of self pity?  Is the quicksand of grief threatening to pull you into the sea of depression?

TAKE HEART










I will share with you what I have come to understand---it is just another day on the calendar.  It will only last 24 hours and tomorrow the world will continue to turn and life will go on.




You might want flowers--you might want candy-




BUY YOUR OWN---guaranteed to get exactly what you want this way.  Better yet--buy them for someone else who will not be receiving the gifts of love.

You might want a special dinner



I never was a fan of eating out on Valentine's Day, but loved cooking a special dinner.  Invite a friend over and enjoy a gourmet spread or a simple burger.



Pause and remember those who are hungry and alone---

As this day goes forth--look beyond yourself.  Do not allow the world to convince you everyone else is out celebrating.  Focus on others--perform small acts of kindness--hand out a warm hug--share a listening ear--gift a sweet smile.  My day will be spent mentoring at school and tutoring at the shelter--and I will be blessed.

Tomorrow--the candy, gifts, and flowers are all on sale and Valentine's Day is quickly forgotten.  Why not make every day an occasion for sharing your love?  Above all else---never forget the One who loves you beyond your wildest dream- the Author of Love--the Giver of All Good Gifts---Your Faithful One.


  See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are
I John 3:1

6 comments:

  1. Great advice, as always, and a wonderful post too. Thank you, Lulu.

    Why not send a valentine Card to God by saying a special prayer of thanx?

    By the way, that globe/world of yours is spinning the wrong way. That is certainly no way to get any younger by rolling back the years. I have tried it and it did not work. My world spins backwards often ... after a few drinks.

    Wishing you a wonderful day, Lulu, whether it is Valentine's or not. A wonderful day every day.

    God bless.

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    1. Laughing, yet again, Victor! My world spins a lot from all the craziness- but I never stopped long enough to wonder which way it was spinning ! Blessings on your day, my friend! May it be filled with joy and peace !

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  2. {{{giggling over Victor's comment on the globe}}}---A very happy Valentines to you Lulu...we don't "do" Valentines...no cards, no flowers, no candy...usually a luncheon...but not this year, hubby is down with the flu bug (and keep it away from me, just saying, giggling).

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    1. SO sorry!! And, yes, wash your hands and don't put them near your face! Happy Valentine's Day, My Friend!
      Blessings !

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  3. Hi Lulu! I think your post truly reflects the meaning of Valentine's Day. It's not about treating ourselves, but an opportunity to 'treat' others. It doesn't take a lot. A smile, a card, a text...just something that says "I think you're special".
    And Lulu, I do think you are special. I hope your day is a sunny one, and that you have a wonderful home-cooked meal. Oh, and enjoy those Valentine sales too!
    Blessings,
    Ceil

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    1. Thank you for your sweet wishes! It is raining here in TX, but my heart is smiling!
      Blessings, My Friend!

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Your comments keep my writing and often cause me to think. A written form of a hug or a pat on the back and an occasional slap into reality---I treasure them all!