Happy Valentine's Day! To personal friends and internet friends alike!
Oh goodness. You know, some people absolutely dread this day. Some people dread it if they have someone, some people dread it because they don't have someone, and some people just hate it period.
I happen to love this holiday. No- I am not seeing anyone, yes I am single, and yes I love it. I look at today as a day for love. I spread my love around today to a lot of people. Whether it was telling someone I know really well that I love them or smiling at someone I've never seen before. And of course, any day that is all about the color pink is bound to be on my top 5.
But, this day was not about me and my love per se, but about God's love. I was hoping that today God could use me as a vessel of sorts to show His love. And I did all of the things today in His glory. I mean He is that cool.
I like to think about love. I like all kinds of love; agape love, romantic love, affectionate love, even tough love. To me love is profound. I have had many people disagree with me and my theory saying that I'm naive and that I don't really understand love. They might be right. But why would I let that stop me from trying to glorify my sweet God by way of showing love to others?
Answer: I wouldn't/won't
To be totally honest if this is in fact a naive view, then I'd rather be naive.
Today also served as a reminder that I should come at everyday with the same joy and uplifted spirit. I think once a year is far to little to express our love to one another. I personally thrive on love, whether it's from my family, my friends or the little kids at church (that is some of the purest love I've ever been privileged to be apart of). So from now on I want to wake up and approach my day with the intent of showing love. God uses us everyday -- this is one way I'd like to give back.
With that I'm off. I finished my horrible law quiz and my coffee and now it is time for much needed rest!
When love is not madness, it is not love.
~Pedro Calderon de la Barca
I will willingly be the maddest of sorts!