I checked my blog today and was amazed by my stats……….I have the highest views EVER and many of them are for my past blog called “Funny Cat Pictures, Meow!” posted last year sometime. The surprise lasted for about a minute and then I realized the reason behind the phenomenon…….
Humans need love and contact and when they don’t have constant companionship they will seek it wherever and however they can. Today being Valentine’s day can be a hard day emotionally for single people. I never thought about that much before because I’ve been married 24 years. To me it’s just another day……..I love my husband dearly and we demonstrate it daily so I never feel the need for a “special” day of love. To me it’s amateur day……too much pressure and focus is put on the day itself and the physical representation of love by the retailers. I bought a card for my husband just to acknowledge the day, I looked around for “something” but wouldn’t fold to the commercialism of the day.
My Mr. has called me today, as he does every day to tell me he loves me, to share some anecdotes of his day and then has added especially for today thinking it’s necessary, queries about what I want to do tonight questioning if I’m sure I don’t want a present? I don’t want to do anything special…….we are lucky enough to be able to go out anytime we want, to do so tonight just feels forced. I need for nothing……..I want for nothing. I am just happy being loved by this man and being together…..so tonight can just be another nice, silly night watching television, being companionably happy together.
I do not always think about others and their dissimilar situations. When a phenomenon like that stat of 1527 views of my site and “Funny Cat Pictures, Meow” gets hit like that I realize life’s different realities.
I am sorry for all the people today who are lonely. I am sorry if they are falling for the nonsense the retailers want them to fall for. There is nothing wrong with being alone. It is better to be alone than to be with the wrong person. Sometimes you have to be alone to find yourself before you can be with someone else. Do not force the issue, it will happen when it is meant to. All the old wive’s tales are true, so don’t look so hard for your other half, it happens when it’s least expected. Some people are meant to be alone. Some people are unfortunately alone due to sad circumstances, remember the good times, don’t focus on the bad, not everyone’s even had those times to make those memories.
So people, do whatever gets you through the night, but don’t let the commercialism of a certain day break your heart and spirit, it’s nice to have companionship but the strength in ourselves is what will get us through this life. And if some Funny Cat pictures help…..I’m here to help!
Evelyn Garone 2.14.13