So to start, let's open a box of chocolates.
AREN'T THEY ADORABLE?!?!?!?! (The answer you're looking for is yes.) I got sick of seeing that stupid Forrest Gump quote every third image in Google, so I pasted this one in just because. But seriously:
and...oh, dear; chocolate box is empty. Super sad face
Okay, so I know I'm being ridiculous. But aside from the fact that chocolate makes me happy, I actually do have a purpose in bringing this up. Honest.
How many of you received a chocolate heart for Valentine's Day? Something like the one below:
I did not. Really that's alright with me; I definitely don't need anyone buying me sugar. How many of you received said chocolates from someone other than your husband/fiancee/significant-other? How many of you bought YOURSELF chocolate for Valentine's Day?
My friends and I used to refer to Valentine's Day as "Singles' Awareness Day". We contemplated buying each other flowers but it was too expensive. We did, however, buy each other little treats, chocolate and other things, just because.
Valentine Chocolate is on sale right now. I have it on pretty good authority-aka, my mother-that some of it is fairly cheap. Buy yourself some chocolate. Buy your girlfriends some chocolate. Know a woman who is alone on Valentine's Day-divorced, or widowed, or maybe has a husband overseas? Do something for her. I promise you it can make someone's day. If you do something for someone, leave me a comment to tell me about it. Valentine's Day may be commercialised to focus on a person's significant other, but it doesn't have to be. So maybe Valentine'd Day isn't all about the chocolate; it's about love. Loving our friends is important too, and we all need that little pick-me-up from time to time. That's why God gave us friends; "as iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend" (Proverbs 27:17, NIV). And when someone buys you chocolate, don't feel bad about eating the entire box. :)
~SheridanPS Anytime one of you wants to buy me chocolate, you're more than welcome. ;)