To those alone on Valentines Day,
Don’t lose sight of who you are. It is difficult to experience loneliness - especially when you know that you have a lot to offer someone. Or perhaps you face the excruciating situation of unrequited love. It is painful to have the thought that your best just isn't good enough for anyone else. During these times, it is easy to believe a lot of lies about yourself - about your worth, about the value of you just being you. Don’t get sucked into that. No matter how it feels, it simply isn't true.
"You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody."
- Maya Angelou
We all have the potential to be beautiful at our cores. You may already be there. It is there where you find your true self. That is where you are free from all the defects we are subject to within this shell in which we live. There you aren't graying or wrinkling. You are not carrying extra weight, age spots, or any other thing you don’t like when you look in the mirror. Someday someone will see the real you and not your shell. That is the person whom which you can share your life. The blessings that you can uniquely bestow will be given to only that special person that deserves it and has waited for it as you have waited. Someone, someday will recognize you and your heart will overflow in knowing that you aren't wasting yourself on the undeserved.
But it is these times of loneliness that we should try to be thankful that we are more than our biology because we are fearfully and wonderfully made. A cherished piece of the Creator of life and love dwells within us. Sometimes, in these darkest hours, that has to be enough. AND IT IS ENOUGH! It is MORE than enough because that which is on the inside is what will never tarnish, grow old or fade away.
If it happens that you never find that one who sees the real you, then take comfort in that you didn't cast your pearls before the swine. Stand boldly knowing that your best was received only by He who gave it to you. Never lose that fact and you will always realize who you really are.
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; that I know very well.
- Psalm 139:14