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14 February 2008 @ 01:19 pm
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So far I've already gotten three great Valentines Day gifts.

A: Martin gave me a lovely bouquet of flowers.

B: Skate is hungry! (That's what I asked God for for V-day, although I also owe thanks to those of you who prayed/sent good wishes, because that contributed as well ^_^ It's scientifically proven!)

C: Martin's nephew Dean (who we recently got back in touch with) has Officially Aunted Me! I'm an Aunt! Aunt Misty! YAY!!!


Those of you with a partner, I wish you a Happy Valentines Day. Those of you without a partner, I have something to say to.

Just because you're not in a relationship doesn't mean there aren't several people who love you. I can't think of a single person on my friend's list who isn't well-loved. And so you've got no one to do nice things for you today. So? You've got you. You're loved and DESERVE the nice things that a partner might do for you. So since you deserve it, GET it! Are you sad because no one bought you flowers? Buy your own! Longing for the chocolate on your cow-orkers desk? Buy yourself some! All the people who love you want you to have a great Valentines Day. Think of it this way, having no partner is like a gift card. Instead of buying gifts for someone else and getting some things you may or may not like, you can cut out the middleman and just spend the money on treating yourself like all the people who love you want you to be treated anyways.

And I ALSO wish you a Happy Valentines Day ^_^


...and here's a Valentine for everyone.

...and I don't want to hear any grumbling about "I'm not straight, so God doesn't love me" or "I don't follow his rules, so this doesn't apply to me." God loves EVERYONE. Just like a good father loves you even if you break rules and stray, so does God.
Current Mood: happyhappy
Current Music: "Shelter" from Lone Justice
Amanda: Simple: Heartviewpoints on February 14th, 2008 09:45 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the Valentines day wishes (and Valentine, since that's something I could put belief in if I did) and I am glad for Skate! *sends more well wishes just in case*

And thanks, for a great V-day post. *nods* Watching my FL become insanely bitter was really surprising and disappointing, since the holiday is what you choose to make of it. Celebrating or not celebrating, i totally get- but being bitter and emo makes me scratch my head.
Going and getting yourself chocolate sounds like a wonderful idea!
Fritters: Ed Waves by kizzmonfritters on February 14th, 2008 10:40 pm (UTC)
I am glad for Skate!

He's eaten 3/4s a can of food for lunch!!

Glad I could be an oasis on your flist today. I can understand being bitter if you're alone and unloved, but so few people really ARE, you know?

Edited at 2008-02-14 10:40 pm (UTC)
Amandaviewpoints on February 14th, 2008 10:53 pm (UTC)
FANTASTIC NEWS! *kitty petting here*
You were a wonderful oasis, and great to see right after I made my post. Same as you- if you really were so alone and unloved, I'd get it- but if you're on my FL, I care about you, and you're not unloved!
If you hate the holiday, treat it as just another day of the week and get on with your day. If you want to celebrate it, then do so. But to mope around and be bitter that it exists? What's the point in that?
Fritters: Cat licky -  by sunflower_sarifritters on February 14th, 2008 11:07 pm (UTC)
I petted Skate for you. It confused him. He's never gotten such a long distance petting before ^_^
Robyn Goodfellow: valentinerobyngoodfellow on February 14th, 2008 11:53 pm (UTC)
I've never understood being bitter or sad on Valentine's Day. I sent my mother a card last week, called my Grama last night, and am going out for dinner with a friend tonight... I don't have a boyfriend because I'm picky, and that's my choice... So why should I be sad about it?

Fritters: Gir YAY! by wilkins04fritters on February 15th, 2008 12:06 am (UTC)
I don't have a boyfriend because I'm picky, and that's my choice... So why should I be sad about it?

What an awesome sentiment.

This is why you're one of my bestiest friends. Because you are so very full of win.
Raoul, McGurk, Zathras, something like that: FS John & Aerynraislak on February 15th, 2008 03:20 am (UTC)
Thank you very much.

Hope you had a John & Aeryn Day!
Fritters: FS Rygel - making less sense by lilbreckfritters on February 15th, 2008 05:02 am (UTC)
I'd rather have a Martin and Misty day, there's too much angst in a John and Aeryn day ^_^
Raoul, McGurk, Zathras, something like that: Ricky Gervais Showraislak on February 15th, 2008 05:05 am (UTC)

You are wise young Padawon (sp)
Jez: 6icon_make_icons on February 15th, 2008 03:31 am (UTC)
Now that's a Valentine, thanks so much! Happy Valentine's Day to you too!
Fritters: Gir YAY! by wilkins04fritters on February 15th, 2008 05:05 am (UTC)
dc_morgenstern on February 17th, 2008 12:51 am (UTC)
Thank you. :)

I've had a sad past few days, and while there's been comforting comments made, yours may just have pushed me back over the edge into happy. ;)

That reminds me, I totally forgot to send out any cards for Christmas, but I got one from you, and I didn't think you for it yet, so: Thank you! :)

(I appreciated it more than I can express in words)

btw, the Valentine from God is cool, though it reminds me of something I've thought about some lately.

I know the Bible says what you said, that God does love me, no matter what. But, when I was 11 or so, I started wondering why I never felt that love, or anything at all from Him, not even when I prayed. My mom seemed to always get rejuvenated with hope when she prayed, but it never helped me. That's why I got baptised at 12, and why I immediately turned to science for answers when the baptism failed to change anything.

Well, I still got no answers about life from that either, or any hope for the future. Over the years after that, I experienced more than one "inexplicable" event that tells me that there is more out there than written in the Bible or in scientific texts. Through learning to understand these things better, I've gotten more answers, and feel less hopeless. I now know for a fact that we're all connected on a very deep level, and nobody can shake that. It's not just something I read about someone else proving, or a belief in something I can't prove, but something I know firsthand.

So, while I still rarely feel much from an unseen Creator, I can't say they don't exist, and don't love me (and everyone else). So, I'll instead take the idea that they could be there, whether I know it or not, and smile at that. :)
Frittersfritters on February 17th, 2008 07:12 am (UTC)
I've had a sad past few days, and while there's been comforting comments made, yours may just have pushed me back over the edge into happy. ;)


And no Christmas card is necessary, some people do 'em, some don't.

I've never truly "felt" the love, either, but there have been things I couldn't explain as well that seemed to point to his existence. I recently read a very very scientific book as well that points out how the Jesus chunks of the bible are very logical and easily proven. That helped a lot, too. Did you want to see if you're library has it?
dc_morgenstern on February 19th, 2008 11:30 pm (UTC)
Nah, I don't feel a need to read that sort of thing. I'm fairly sure that Jesus was a genuine historical figure, it's the miracles I can't be certain about. Even if I was sure he did miracles, the claim of being the Son of God is something I don't feel I could ever be positive about.

Regardless, I believe there's someone who made everything and cares about us, and I like that. :)
Fritters: Christ - Believe - by Lizzaehfritters on February 19th, 2008 11:50 pm (UTC)
Even if I was sure he did miracles, the claim of being the Son of God is something I don't feel I could ever be positive about.

One of the best arguments I've heard is that the apostles saw all that stuff firsthand, and they wouldn't have been willing to die for a brand new religion unless they REALLY believed it was true. Gotta remember, like 95% of them died martyred.