Friday, February 8, 2013

Singleness and Valentine's Day (non fitness related)

Oh, if only it worked like that at this grown-up stage of life.  What works in elementary school definitely does NOT work now!  LOL :)  Seriously though- you may be wondering what this has to do with fitness, or food- and the answer is...absolutely nothing.  It does however have some to do with having a healthy life.

In 37 years I can count on one hand the number of "dates" I have had on Valentine's Day (and in full disclosure- they have been with my dad or kids I have babysat so their parents could have date night)

 Is it hard?  Sure it is- in my opinion this is the hardest day for 2 groups of people- those who are single (and not by choice) and those who are married- yet just as alone. :(  It doesn't make it easy to see couple after couple, commercial after commercial, ad after ad- all reminding you of that "one thing" you are missing.  And yet, I have learned that if one really takes a look- that "one thing" is there...

That emptiness- that feeling of despair- it's a LIE!  Again, it's hard but YOU, you my friend, are beautiful.  You ARE worth the pursuit.  You ARE loved.  Maybe not what the world considers love- but by eternal standards- I am loved beyond my wildest dreams!  Share with someone today just how much they mean to you- and do this daily- not just focused on one day of the year...

So, as you prepare for this Valentine's Day- whether single or married- remember to share love with those around you.  You will never know when your actions will be the ones to encourage someone else!




(and yes, I KNOW Valentine's Day is next Thursday but this was on my heart today so- today it is) :)

5 comments:

Bill (cycleguy) said...

Well said honey. I would only disagree you on one thing: I believe how a person responds to VD or anything of the like does have everything to do with being healthy. Healthy emotionally plays into healthy physically. And your healthy physically has affected your healthy emotionally. Not sure if I am making sense or not. So glad to see you not "pining away" on the sidelines. Love you much. Oh, you are special and you are loved.

Caitlin Helsel said...

Beautifully put, love! I think that's important to remember all year, too!

Anonymous said...

You are such an awesome beautiful young lady. I love you.

Bill (cycleguy) said...

Guess who that last comment was from? :)

Tami said...

well, since you asked I am going to guess mom?