I went to bed last night and like a kid on Christmas, anticipated my favorite day of the year. My Valentine’s Day cards were sent by mail, some were hand delivered in the neighborhood, and others were passed out at my bible study and game night. All that was left to do was sleep and anticipate the unexpected .
But before I went to sleep, I did ask God, please fill me up with love and your joy .
This morning as I walked the Kipper my German short-haired pointer around the neighborhood, wearing a red t-shirt ( of course), a construction worker yelled out, “Happy Valentine’s Day.”
I turned back and said, “Same to you.”
A few blocks up I noticed, two ladies hugging and telling each other that they loved each other. As I passed, they wished me Happy Valentine’s Day as well and asked if they could hug me. I received my group hug, backed away a little overwhelmed, and said, “This. This is what is all about . We need to really love each other .”
I went home and start receiving and reciprocating texts filled with heart-filled messages and smiled a quiet smile.
Today random strangers made a difference in my life. What about you? There is still time to smile and say, “Happy Valentine’s Day.”
You could be the difference in someone’s lonely day. A call. A text. A hug. It’s really simple.
As I sit on my front porch and reflect on the day, my thoughts go back to last night’s prayer, to be filled with love and joy.
God does not disappoint . He does hear me and loves me. Today I was loved.
I know I desire to be married but until my husband arrives I will be content in knowing God is with me .
“Be delighted in the Lord, then he will give you all your heart’s desire.”