I’m sure everyone at some point has been single on February 14th. Roses, flowers, candy, cards, are all constant reminders of what you don’t have. When a co-worker receives flowers, you get to watch their excitement and happiness, which can also be a reminder of what you don’t have.
Reminders can be irritating and downright depressing… If you let them.
I’m a firm believer that you choose your attitude no matter the circumstance.
Choose to be happy for those blessed with a wonderful relationship. Take the opportunity to perhaps pray for your co-worker receiving the flowers. Pray they know Christ. Pray they are kind and appreciate each other. Be genuinely happy for them.
Never be jealous, annoyed, or bitter toward someone else’s happiness.
If you are single, take a few minutes this Valentine’s Day and pray for your future spouse. Pray they are prepared to meet you when the time is right. Pray they are studying scripture and being pure. Read Song of Solomon! Learn what true love really is.
Instead of sitting at home alone or feeling sorry for yourself, offer to babysit this Valentine’s Day. If you have family or know a couple at church with little ones, I’m sure they would love to have a few hours off! Be genuinely happy for the couple, and have a blast hanging out with the kids!
I’m going to be snuggled up with my little niece and nephew February 14th, probably watching Frozen, and I can’t imagine anything better this year.