By Mary Renee Presley
February is the shortest month of the year, but for those of you who are single, it feels like the longest month ever. Could the reason be that Valentines Day is around the corner haunting you and the best way to deal with it, is to not deal with it at all? So you ignore the “Lovey Dovey” Facebook posts, all the chocolates and flowers decorated beautifully at the stores, and the couples holding hands and showing an overload of affection toward each other. You even quickly turn the channel when the “Every Kiss begins with Kay ” commercial comes on. Do not be ashamed.
Once upon a time, I was that girl too, but now I happily embrace February because I am single with a sense of pride. Pride in the fact that I am single because I choose to be. I choose not to settle for just any man. I choose to let that man find me rather than me finding him. I choose to not devalue who I am to please a man. I choose to accept that my life is not a Cinderella story; so losing a glass slipper, in the end will cost me money. I choose that God will put the right person in my life at the right time in my life. Most importantly, I choose to not depend on a man to make me whole or happy. I choose me.
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Choosing you does not mean you will be lonely forever. It means if you want something good and sustainable, you have to be patient.
“Good things come to those who wait.”
Valentine’s Day is not the day to feel like a hopeless romantic. It is a day filled with love. Love for anyone who wants it, needs it and is deserving of it. This weekend, I had every intention on going home to spend Valentine’s Day with my nieces and nephews because they are the very source of the love that shines through me. And as for those overly affectionate couples, Happy Valentine’s day to the true lovers out there, who truly see their partner as a reflection of themselves.