Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day...

.... or, as several of my friends refer to it, "Happy Singles Awareness Day."

Because really, what does Valentines Day do except force couples to buy each other cards, flowers, candy, and jewelry, and tell each other they love them on a specified day of the year. And make Hallmark and Whitman's a bunch of money.

OR, it just points out the fact that single people are.... I don't know.... SINGLE more prevalent.

But, I'm not bitter. Really.

Seriously, I kid about the last part. I believe I have stated that I am happily single, knowing that God is in charge of my life, and until He sees fit to include someone else in that plan, I'm content to be single.

But, I can't lie and say it doesn't bother me, occasionally. It does. I think that's only human.

Which makes me wonder about those women, and men, who aren't content with their lives, or who don't believe God is in control of it. Or the ones who think love is only proven with jewelry, chocolate, or roses.

Last week my Sunday School lesson was about HOW we truly show someone we love them, as well as WHAT love truly is. In the words of DC Talk, "Luv is a Verb." It's an action.

The greatest show of love was when Jesus died on the cross for us. THAT was love in action. The proof that that love still lives is when He arose 3 days later. The love of God is the greatest love I will ever know, or ever need.

But, that doesn't mean I don't need to feel love from humans. And we all receive that differently.

I recently took the quiz for the "5 Love Languages", again, and my answer came out differently this time. I always thought my love language was "Words of Affirmation" and "Acts of Service". They are still high on the list, but the one that got the highest score was "Quality Time."

I can see that. I would much rather spend quality time with someone than receive gifts. As a matter of fact, "gifts" didn't score at all on my test. Not that I would not appreciate them, but they just don't "show me the love" that 2 hours of uninterrupted time would, or a note telling me something nice about me.

Or someone scrubbing a floor so I don't have to. Now, that's love people. :-)

So, what about you? What's your love language? What's one thing someone can do for you that would show you how much they love you?

And, if you want to "show me some love", let's sit down and play a card game, or some dominoes together and just have fun. :-)

But, I wouldn't turn down the chocolate or roses should you desire to bring some along. :-)

Wendy Darling