Well, tomorrow is Vday. AKA Valentines.. Sweethearts…day of expressing love and feelings.. Could be to a special someone or it could be to your family.. friends…etc..
Some people dread the day. Some love it! Some have no expectations and some have too high expectations.
What is Vday to you? Do you dread it or love it? Why?
I sometimes have really high expectations. Truth. I think it’s because such a big deal is made about a day that should be celebrated ALL YEAR LONG. Not just ONE day a year.
Love. It’s sweet. It’s even painful at times. It’s an action word. Not just a feeling.
Oh how we sometimes forget ( those of us who have been Valentines a long time)… that it’s an ACTION word. Ladies…we can’t blame our men completely for this. Men, you can’t blame us ladies completely either.
See, a couple.. Is 2. Two people. Two who have to do their part.
That feeling you had when you first met.. Remember it?
That excitement you felt when you saw your sweetheart… Remember that?
Remember how you felt when you didn’t get to see the one you loved?
What are you doing different now?
Think about it.
We get in a rut. We let “life” steal and “still” the romance. We let “life” take priority. That’s the problem. We choose to put that “sweetheart” on the back burner.
When we do that..the pot cools off.. The fire starts to slowly die.
Won’t work. It takes work. Intentionality.
It’s time to stop complaining… Stop whining..and do our own part.
So tomorrow.. On this day that’s been commercialized… Remember the days of old. And… Do your part.
Love is so sweet. New love appears to be even sweeter. BUT…Isn’t “old” love even sweeter?
Nothing sweeter than seeing a couple…with wrinkled faces and graying hair…holding hands and smiling. Because… They worked at this thing called LOVE. They stuck it out. They lived and learned and loved.
So.. I’m challenging us all.. To remember and to do our part…
1 Corinthians 13:4-7 ~ Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.
Now..read that passage again and again and again. There’s a bit of work involved… BUT, it’s so worth it. Anything worth having is worth working for..and fighting for.
I am so thankful for each one of you.. Happy Valentines Day to you all!
Until Next Time,