emerrrgawhh they are awesome.
LOLOL someone play this game with me. hahahah :)
And none for Gretchen Weiners.
In high school, ASB would raise money by selling candy grams for Christmas and foil balloons on Valentine’s day (btw we sold them for $2…..when they are really worth $0.12……….on behalf of VCHS ASB…we basically robbed you. Sorry we’re not sorry), we would then deliver these during the class period. I remember sitting bitter in class while our ASB messengers named off people who got balloons…enviously watching as other girls received their balloons from their ‘romantic’ boyfriends/friend-boys.
My boyfriend at the time went to a different school, so I fully understood that I would not be getting one..but that wouldn’t stop me from daydreaming about him in stealth-mode sneaking into my school, and buying me a candy gram/balloon. Obviously I would then be incredibly disappointed when reality slapped me in the face as the last balloon was given, and class resumed…and I sat there alone….empty handed. And none for Heidi Dixon, bye.
The thing is: the heart behind receiving a bright, shiny, (very ugly) red foil-balloon wasn’t even rooted in the thought of, “Wow someone cares about me…” but instead, “I need to show off the fact that someone cares about me. I wish I got a balloon….”
Because if you think about it…if ASB decided to deliver these balloons to homes rather than during the class period…I don’t think that fundraiser would have been very lucrative.
The excitement and purpose of it came from the fact that you received it in front of everyone during class. I essentially wanted it, because I was blind to the fact that I was (and am) loved Christ, so I needed other people to think that I was cared for by this guy. Does that make sense?
So in the same vein of Valentine’s celebrations…. why is it that all the single ladies today are all crying when they see a guy walking around with a bouquet of flowers, “I wish I had a man to give me flowers….. justkiddingIdon’tneednoman HOLLA HOLLA I’M SPENDING IT WITH MY BOYS BEN&JERRY~~”, while single guys are like “Single awareness day. Holla holla……who needs love, I don’t…….silent tears”?
And why is it that couples are suddenly inspired with the ideas of “MUST GET HER FLOWERS” and “MUST RECEIVE FLOWERS.” And subsequently post instagram pictures, and then wait in anticipation as all the single followers jealously ‘like’ their perfectly posed pictures.
Why do we need to be affirmed? Why do we need to show off this idea that we are loved? And why do we suddenly feel so lonely?
Leh me teh you somthin. First of all, we need to be delivered from this madness. Secondly, we need to wake up to the truth that we are loved unconditionally.
Don’t get me wrong, I am not Anti-Valentines (I AM however, anti-Sweetheart candies…those are literally just heart shaped, chalk-flavored demons with lies of “Be Mine” printed on their bellies…) I love LOVE.
But, the low-key ‘cliche’ saying is true: “Every day should be Valentine’s day..” whether you are single or in a relationship today. Your love is rooted in our King who’s love is not showered more or less depending on how He feels or what holiday it is. Every day, we walk, live, and breathe in His unrelenting love—just some days we fail to be aware of it.
If you don’t have a valentine this year….rejoice in it: you get to run towards your Lord without any distractions or responsibilities. If you’re in a relationship, rejoice in the fact that you get to die to yourself every day and show the other person Christ’s love for them.
Tune your heart to Him, and see that He is so good, and that ONLY His love truly satisfies. Because when you become confident in that immovable and undeniable truth, you won’t even care about what day it is, or need people to affirm you with attention or gifts.
No, Jesus is not your Valentine, but He is your Savior, and you are His bride…which is so infinitely better.
So, for the sake of all the single ladies and gents: wipe off that jajjangmyun from your lips, pause The Notebook, and understand the truth that you are dearly loved and cherished.
Grant us grace, O Father, not to pass by suffering or joy without eyes to see; give us understanding and sympathy; and guard us from selfishness that we may enter into the joys and sufferings of others; use us to gladden and strengthen those who are weak and suffering; that by our lives we may help others who believe and serve you, and project your light which is the light of life.