Wait. Hello??? It's January. Why are you talking about Valentine's Day?
My friend, in case you haven't noticed, I want to inform you that people love preparing for holidays way in advance. So for weeks, Valentine's Day candy and decor has been abundant in the store. And yes, I have begun to see social media posts about Valentine's Day. So, I think it's high time to discuss this annual celebration, especially how we view it.
I was never that interested in dating while I was a teenager. I mean, I was planning to become a religious sister or nun (long story!); plus, I don't think that dating (or courting) relationships while in high school are that beneficial for the most part.
[though I will point out-there is the occasional case where a couple has a purpose and is actually planning to head down the wedding aisle shortly after high school, ready to make that commitment together for the rest of their lives]
Even so, I still had moments throughout childhood and teenage-hood where I'd think, Man, I'd just love to go on a nice, semi-romantic date. Or, They have such a cute relationship. It'd be kinda cool to be in a sweet relationship like that now. Usually, though, I wouldn't have a problem with being my single self. However, there is one time a year when singleness is especially-sometimes painfully-shoved in the faces of men and women: Valentine's Day. While some people try to pump themselves up with "Singles Awareness Day! Yay singleness! I'm going to ignore the fact that I'm single, because I'm happy as a single person!" other people just get glum. And it's understandable-especially if you don't want to be single, single life is hard. However, years ago, God hit me with a though that helped me rethink Valentine's Day as a single girl:
For more on this topic (and to see what I did about it), check out my post on Ignitum Today!