This post is for all my readers sitting out there today down and depressed because you have no "Valentine".  Almost every year when writing on this holiday I have repeated a similar version of today's post.  Remember, I am always talking to myself first and foremost when I write.  This is an extension of my thoughts--a way to process what is rolling around in my head.

It is disappointing --discouraging when the entire world seems to be focused on their "love" today and you either do not have a love or the person in your life is not very thoughtful.  WHAT is one to do?  Spend the entire day moaning & groaning----sitting in a dark room in despair---- feeling left out/unworthy/unwanted OR is there an answer?  My personal answer is to quit thinking about myself and instead focus on those I love.  I always remember my grands on this special day.  After all, don't we want our well loved grands to know how much we love them?  I have had a fun time collecting their little "favorites" and coming up with a unique way to give it to them.  Most of us would be so much better off if we could practice thinking of others and not dwell on yourself.  Any time I am down in the dumps, an act of serving others always brightens my day.  As I recently wrote, to quote the High Priest at my local church, "It's not about you."  SO my advice--find someone who may be lonely and forgotten today.  Call them, send them a card, take a flower by, or simply pay a visit.  The world is filled with so many "Alone" people--surely you know one?  Get out of your personal dread by showing the love to another.

AND---NEVER FORGET---how much God loves you.  Go to The Book---look up all the verses about how deeply He loves you.  No one else could ever love you more.  Take comfort and remember it is ONLY ONE DAY!

"that you, being rooted and grounded in love,

may have strength to comprehend with all the saints

what is the breadth and length and height and depth,

and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge,

that you may be filed with all the fullness of God."

Ephesians 3:17-19


  1. When we do for others, we find we no longer dwell on what we don't have. I sent each of my granddaughters a Valentine card, and will FaceTime with them this afternoon. The only thing better than that would be seeing them in person.
    Happy Valentine's Day, Lulu!


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