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Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. Reminders are in the stores. It is a day I do not like because of past experiences. I have never had a special Valentine’s Day.

Last year, I spent the day at home - feeling sorry for myself! But this year, I resolved not to let that happen. I remember telling a group of friends who are single that we should get together and just hang out - playing games and eating finger food.  

We are all of some worth and value. Some of us are in relationships that we have no right to be in. We settle. God wants us to have His best and if we are patient, when the time is right, we will reap that harvest of a fruitful relationship.

For others, it is best to be single - we don’t have to worry about another person, be jealous, be offended etc. We have the freedom to go and come in as we please. I am very happy with that freedom. I do not have to give an account to any one!

But I am very blessed. I have an elderly friend who cares about me and takes me out from time to time. We go to the lake, fishing, riding...  He has changed my life as he has opened my mind and I have let my thoughts be transformed in the process. Yet I am not given a chance to take the very little time we share for granted. Many times, I wish I could freeze our time together - we often just sit at home and watch the History / Sports channel - I sometimes just stare into his face, just appreciating his presence in my life; just thanking God for his friendship - that there is someone who actually cares about me and my children.

It should not always be about me... Life is too short and many times, we tend to look inwards. I am so thankful that I wasn’t in Haiti during the earthquake. I am blessed to have a roof over my head. I am blessed that I am not maimed and that at almost 50, I am in good health!

Even though I am still looking for a job, I am confident that I will find a good job this year. Whatever I did last year did not work. So it is time to change my strategy! Networking is the way to go - this I learned yesterday when I attended a Career Connection class at church.

To all of us: have a wonderful 2010. Just remember that if our attitudes are right and we are thankful and seek to put others above ourselves, our lives will be so much richer. I salute the women who live their lives this way! Happy Valentine’s Day! Have a Happy Day every day!! We have that right - we only have one life to live!

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      Vikki Hall wrote Jan 30, 2010
    • *Just remember that if our attitudes are right and we are thankful and seek to put others above ourselves, our lives will be so much richer*  

      This is my fav part!

      Happy Valentines to you as wellheartheartheartheart

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      Denise Shaw wrote Feb 17, 2010
    • Thank you for that very inspiring post. I have been learning to appreciate my 24 hours each day as I just return to school part-time and trust me, the amount of work it involves, it makes you re-evaluate how you spend your time.

      The people you spend it with should be an investment in yourself and your activites should benefit not just yourself.  

      It’s good when we can look at the world with fresh eyes!

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