Happy Valentines Day :: The Hardest Relationship Ever
It's a day dedicated to love, and whether you're single or in a relationship, everyone can celebrate! I'm glad to see more and more posts about "Galentines" celebrations, because sadly, this day has mainly been marketed to couples. The result is that most people whine about being single, particularly on this day.
To those who are feeling morose about their solo adventure as an awesome individual, I'm here to reiterate things you probably already know in your mind, but will hopefully make it's way to your heart soon.
Just because you're single does NOT mean you are undesirable.
Just because you're single does NOT mean you are less of a person.
Sometimes these are thoughts that I wrestle with because of the inordinate amount of friends who are currently in the midst of dating, relationship commitments, engagements, marriage, or building a family. However, when faced with these constant reminders of the different places we are in life, I realize that my position is no less or more than theirs.
Here's a quote from a really good article I read lately, and I feel like sharing it today:
We know our worth does not rest in these heart shaped chocolates or the affections of another, and we continue to put our energy into living boldly, fiercely and free, seeking to show Christ to others in our day to day actions. Occasionally we may feel a little discouraged, but Valentine’s Day shouldn't be a reminder of what we don’t have, but rather a reminder of how much we have to bring to the table and the love already present in our lives.
Of course, I'm posting this from the perspective of a single person, but to all the happy couples out there, I can cheerily wish you a Happy Valentines day - and I hope you can do the same to me! Because love should be a universal concept that can be wished to everyone, no matter their relationship status. :)
As for my plans for the day, I'm working a morning shift at the coffee shop, planning on taking a nap in my coziest pjs afterwards, snacking on a few of my favorite chocolates, and then taking myself out to see Odesza in concert!
So I hope you all feel loved today, this weekend, and every day after that. Most especially by yourself, because self love is the hardest relationship to maintain.
Happy Valentines Day everyone!