let it fly like the wind.

My entire news feed on both twitter and facebook is filled with girls & guys dwelling on their singleness, their heartbreak, how they can't get a "valentine", etc. Now I am not one who has ever experienced breaking up with somebody and the hurt of it, simply because I do not feel inclined to date during this period of life (I could write on and on about that as well; but I will refrain for now). However, everyone seems to forget that there's more to love than dating, "proudly" wasting away your body, etc.

Last night was when I began thinking about that. I kid you not, dozens of girls and guys were posting how upset they were with not having somebody. That's when I thought, "You know what? Love isn't just about having somebody....Love is also forgiveness."

Maybe you were lied about. Maybe somebody spread a nasty rumor about you that was made up out of thin air. Maybe your ex was a complete and total jerk. Maybe your best friend gave you a rude remark that crawled under your skin. Maybe a group of girls engaged frequently in gossip about you. Maybe you were laughed at. Maybe you were accused falsely.

Maybe you can forgive. Move on. Let the burden of hidden anger towards someone fly away and never come back. Colossians 3:12-14 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.  Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.

Forgiveness is one of those "easier said than done" type things (at least I struggle with it). We, as humans, sometimes almost want to keep that feeling of staying bitter towards someone and letting that one incident ruling over who they are. You don't have to let it work that way though.

Today, during these last few hours of Valentine's Day....whether you're single or in a relationship, try spreading love in the form of forgiveness. You don't even have to actually tell the person, "Hey I forgive you for this, this, and this"...it can be mentally. Let it go. Move on.


  1. Ahh.. I so completely agree.
    As someone whose been learning how to be single the last several months (and realizing that I won't be getting into a relationship again for a long time and especially not until I know God is saying yes), this hasn't by any means been an easy Valentines day for me. Simply because it hurts to remember years past, but at the same time.. today( and even more so reading this post) is helping me more on from all that.. to a new tomorrow.

  2. this. this is so true, girl, it gave me chills. Valentines day isn't just about loving our family and friends--it can also be about forgiving our enemies, and those who have hurt us--if we let it be about that. :) thank you for sharing this, Anna! it is so true. Happy Valentines Day, girl! so glad you're back in the "blogging" (or journaling) world. ;)


  3. Mhm. What a GOOD reminder! Love you girl!

  4. Omigoodness, this is SO perfect Anna. Thank you for sharing it :)



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