As some people are bitter on Valentine’s day because they do not have a romantic interest, I want to be an encouragement to keep working toward selfless love for everyone in your life. We all have things to learn about life and love, and God has a plan for each life that does not look like what you may necessarily think you want. He does promise to work all things together for the good of those who love him and are called according to his purposes. Try to focus on that today, instead of on what you do not have. If you do have a significant other, remember to love everyone as selflessly as you love that person. Do not reserve your best love for them, give it to everyone.
Be encouraged. Love is a beautiful thing. All love. The love for a friend and family is equally as important as romantic love. What we have is equally as important as what we want. What is provided for us is equally as important as what we are striving for. Always take a moment to appreciate the people around you. Invest in them!
Over the last two years I have learned a lot about love, and I have learned that all relationship requires energy. Being open to constructive criticism is so important as well. If someone offers you feedback into how you are being perceived, take it as love. Do something nice for someone today, whether they have a significant other or not. Treat this day as a chance to show people you care. It is not about romance, it is about love. Those are two very different things.
Bill and I started dating two years ago today, and the amount that I have changed is incomprehensible. I think change is inevitable in all stages of life, but this boy has helped me learn more about myself, about love, and about God just by being himself. He challenges me and makes me laugh. He is always keeping me on my toes and constantly surprising me. I feel beyond blessed to have him provided to me when I was ready for him and when I was open to learning how to love him best. Our gifts and strengths are different, but we complement each other in amazing ways.To my dear Bill, I want to give you the words to a song that will mean a lot to us indefinitely. Please take them deep into your heart and know that I know you are my perfect partner in this life. If we always approach our relationship with love and selfless energy, we will always succeed. I will never give up on you and I will always believe in you.
Happy anniversary my sweet boy.
I’ll love you til’ the day I die, and I cannot wait to marry you!
“I came here with a load
And it feels so much lighter
Now I met you
And honey you should know
That I could never go on without you”