Why do we put so much pressure on ourselves? Why do we feel we have to live up to some ideal? Why do a lot of people think that the only way to be happy is to be with someone? I'm not saying I want to be single forever, I would love to have a loving, long term monogamous relationship, but with someone that wants the same thing. When the time is right for me and for him then things will happen. But till then, I have to be happy here and now.
Valentine's Day can be a very depressing day if you don't have that 'special someone' in your life. This is one of those days that I have to remind myself of everything good in my life so I don't just dwell on what I don't have, that "special someone". Here are the good things I have now; I have some great friends! I have a good job and a comfortable home. I have good health and a good outlook on life.
Even if you have your someone, things aren't always rosy. I hear this is the biggest cheating day. Disappointment can come from something you're lacking in the relationship too. Two years ago I'm enjoying the evening with Valdemort when he gets a call from his mother. She's on her way, will be there in an hour. Since he's not out to his family I need to pack up and leave. No trace of me could be left in his house. I was not a happy camper.
For all my married friends: Happy Valentine's Day, may it be a day of happiness celebrating your love.
To all my friends who may be struggling in a relationship, have a "let's be honest day" with each other. If things can be fixed, do it. If they can't then prepare to move on.
To my single friends, don't think of this as "Along Awareness Day". You don't have to be alone, get together with some people who love you, your friends or family.
A friend sent me this and I thought it would be nice to post here:
Happiness keeps you Sweet,
Trials keep you Strong,
Sorrows keep you Human,
Failures keep you Humble,
Success keeps you Glowing ,
But Only Friends Keep You Going.