Valentine’s Day – One of the Most Dreaded Holidays of My New Year

To be honest, I’ve kind of been dreading this day. Turns out, I forgot it was Valentine’s Day for about the first half of it.

Then, I was so busy doing other stuff, I didn’t really care. But now, I’m sitting here, and I’m no longer trying to ignore the obvious. I’m single this Valentine’s Day.

I also don’t seem to care today! Yay!

I’ll say one thing about this roller-coaster moodiness I’ve been experiencing, sometimes the “Whatever” mood hits just perfectly and my whole week is saved!

I read this quote from C.S.Lewis awhile back, and I’ve been thinking about it ever since:

β€œTo love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly broken.



If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket- safe, dark, motionless, airless–it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable.” C.S. Lewis


Becoming bitter, angry, guarded is really the easy way out. I don’t want to miss out on all the really cool things about loving someone with your whole heart, just so I can miss what bad things may possibly happen.

In short, I’m no coward. Β πŸ™‚

Happy Valentine’s Day!!! Frankly, it wasn’t that bad!!



21 responses to “Valentine’s Day – One of the Most Dreaded Holidays of My New Year”

  1. Wow, that was just so amazingly profound. Thank you for sharing that .




  2. terry1954 says:

    Happy Valentine’s Day Bird!


  3. efchristi says:

    The absence of Light is dark, but dark doesn’t exist, the absence of Heat is cold, but cold doesn’t exist. The absence of Life is called death. How do we measure any of these? Love is Faith and as your father figure, 25 years older than you, I have all the faith in the wold that you will be fine. That is why I love you Cathy. You are strong, beautiful and very resourceful. Plus you are a great mom! Happy Valentines Day Sweet Girl – I love you!



  4. You are certainly no coward…you are very strong and open…Diane


  5. blogventer says:

    Good for you, Bird! (LOVE that quote.) Happy V-day to you, too. πŸ™‚


  6. a former mento of mine used to tell me when i was a much younger ‘anxious’ single… “michael, it’s better to be single than to wish you were” all around Great Advice.
    happy Whatever-you-make-of-it Day-mike


  7. Happy VD day. Remember how many people are getting their hearts broken tonight. And YOU’RE not one of them. (We aren’t getting any either but lets not dwell on that part……)


  8. It takes way more guts to really love…deeply. Remember Jesus! He loved with everything He had and it killed Him. God bless and Happy Valentine’s to you.


  9. cathmae says:

    In my workplace we are a small team of mainly women who have left our marriages. Yesterday, I heard one of them accidentally call out Happy Halloween! It was entirely fitting. It made my day and brightened my outlook!


  10. cassee01 says:

    just wanted to leave a note so you would know who read your whole blog today LOL you are very inspiring and I wish you and your family the best


  11. Great quote Good for you! πŸ™‚


  12. Hi Bird! Where did that month go? That is a wonderful quote. You know, the thing I admire the most about you, that relates to that quote, is the idea of your heart being vulnerable. Vulnerability is a potentially a very terribly painful place to be. But it also allows you to love your children madly, attach to pets, be kind to pain in the a*** parents, and perhaps that next spouse that God may have picked out for you. Who wants a nasty impenetrable, irredeemable heart anyway.
    Love you bunches!


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