One of the hardest things I think we singles experience is having a day set aside to celebrate significant others. Since we don’t presently have that person in our lives, it’s easy to think we’re alone on Valentine’s, ignored and unseen.
But we’re not.
I asked the single ladies on Twitter to tell me how they best feel loved, and here are the responses I got. Let’s remember, sisters, the love we do have, that’s present in our lives, that wraps us tightly in His arms even when we don’t feel Him, the love so many of my friends have shared they see in their own lives.
I feel loved simply knowing there are men who respect me and care, who listen…I feel loved by Christ. I see more and more of how personal His love is… I feel loved when I embrace my life and this season – knowing I can have a pj day, have my own schedule, go on roadtrips… I feel loved by the people in my life who are real with me and love the real me, and those who encourage me to pursue my dreams… I feel loved by surprises, when others do things for me “just because,” when they go the extra step. Anddd, haha, if it’s a struggle or trial, when whoever is listening does not give me a solution immediately, but accepts the trial as plain tough and then comes in with their solution if they have one… [T]o add, I feel loved by questions.
Knowing people care about me. When someone does something for me specifically! Singles don’t get that much!
Getting asked a question/s and getting time to actually answer. It sometimes takes me a while to get things out. :]
Getting asked legit life questions, girls only time (’cause it’s sorta old when the boyfriends come to everything), words of encouragement, and food. Food really should be a love language… I forgot compliments. Those are always nice. Even the awkward, cheesy ones.
For me, it is probably hanging out with people, really having my heart heard, words of affirmation. And even in doing things that bring me life.
Good conversations with friends.
Quiet reflection and prayer and being with my family and friends.