I believe that love is layered
For many years I have referred to this day as Cupid Passover. I’ve never referenced it as Single’s Awareness Day because the term never caught my fancy. Although the vertically challenged, arrow slinging, diaper wearing, wing flying man still hasn’t found it in his schedule to stop my way, I’ve decided to save myself the drama.
Now it isn’t like I can pretend that the holiday doesn’t exist. From the middle of January through the 14th of February it is stocked on the shelves of every store, covers the window fronts of every shopping area and is blasted on every other commercial on television and radio. If you breathe, it is nearly impossible not to know that it is nearing Valentine’s Day.
My entire life I have always truly tried to be genuinely happy for other’s successes. I love to celebrate the joy with those that obtain the things in their lives that move them forward and bring them those blessings they desire. It isn’t about what I am lacking, it isn’t about me at all . . . it is about their moment and helping them bask in it. I know that I have fallen flat on my face and failed at doing this at times because I get so wrapped up in me, but sincerely in my heart I couldn’t be any happier for each and every friend and loved one.
Every part of me just wants those I care about and love to find their own piece of heaven and happiness here in this mortal life. It makes my heart burst with joy when I see it happen. My experience in life leads me to feel extremely grateful as love is found and know that that person will not have to walk the path alone. As children are added, so is the ultimate joy. Hearts enlarge as pockets are made for each addition to their lives. To share in the smile beaming from not only the lips, but from the eyes and heart also, as these life events occur is truly a gift.
To those of you who have shared such moments with me, thank you. I remind you that every day should be Valentine’s Day in small ways. That to have the love of another is worth fighting for and should never be taken for granted. Love is the most priceless, selfless gift you will ever receive.
Happy Valentine’s Day.