Valentine’s Day for me isn’t limited to the love for a significant other…I think we should all be celebrating the people we love in our lives. Of course, this post is a little behind, seeing as “the big day” was Monday, but I still feel like it needs to be said.
(Breakfast: overnight oats – 1/3 C. oats, 1/2 mashed banana, 1/2 sliced banana, 1/4 C. peanut flour, in an almost empty apple butter jar, drizzled with 1/2 C. unsweet almond milk)
I’m happy for all of you who have found their perfect match and the opportunity to celebrate with them, but for those of you who didn’t, realize that there are SO many people in your lives that love you more than words can say. I, for one, feel blessed to have such a supportive, tight-knit family. My family doesn’t just consist of blood relatives.
Friends of the family, teammates, co-workers, and classmates are all considered my brothers and sisters as well. I think its important to LOVE PEOPLE.
The world is much too cold of a place not to… even more importantly, to love strangers and people who treat us badly or take advantage of us…I mean, isn’t it easy to love the people who love us? Anyone can do that…God challenges us to love our enemies and those people who persecute us. I think it’s God’s will for us to constantly be showing ALL of the people around us His love…after all,
“We love because He first loved us” [1 John 4:19]
So, enjoy your flowers and chocolate – or in my case, flowers & sugar-free jello 🙂
But I say, we make an effort to love people year-round.