Friday, January 30, 2009

leave a message

With Valentine’s Day almost upon us, the holiday is bittersweet. While those with a special someone can think of creative ways to show how much they care those who are single have to attempt to overlook the movies and Hallmark and jewelry commercials and all other forms of blatant advertising. Not to mention the several-aisle displays in stores, complete with singing creatures that go off when you walk past them.

Those of us who are single have two choices: either wallow in self-pity and drown our sorrows in whatever comfort food we choose or be confident in who are and not let the fact that we’re without an “other half” hinder us from being who God created us to be. I mean, if you choose the first alternative, you’re going to end up sitting by the phone and putting your whole life on hold for a phone call. What if the phone never rings? You’ve traded in time that you could have been doing any number of things…to just wait. On the other hand, by forging ahead into the unfamiliar and blazing a new trail, you’re focusing on what’s ahead of you and if the phone happens to ring, let him leave a message. You’re busy living your life and will squeeze him in when you have time :-)

I found an example of the jewelry commercials I was talking about. However, I think the woman should have been way more excited; I mean, she is getting proposed to (just a side note)!

1 comment:

    I like the title.

    A rant bubbled up with in me when i read the first few sentences. It makes me so made when girls mope around on v-day whining about not having a man. I don't care how old you are. He will come, and he will not want you desperate and depressed when he gets there. ( i'm 16 so uhuh i know i'm one to talk..) But you nailed that perfectly ;)
    I'm not saying you are single or anything but if you were you would have the perfect mindset :)