There are quite a few options for where you might be this Valentine’s Day.
1: Single and bitter toward all things love.
2: Single and hopeful for a love that will enter your life soon.
3: Single and perfectly content with where you are.
4: In a relationship but bitter you have to get someone a present after such a short time.
5: In a committed relationship and excited to spend this day with the person you love.
6: In a relationship but away from the person you love, thus bitter.
7: Happily married.
8: In an unhappy marriage.
9: Divorced (refer back to #1)
10: Divorced (refer to #2)
Regardless of the state you’re in, there are a few things that you can do today to make your life and your situation better.
It all comes from Romans 12:
1: Love without hypocrisy (verse 9)
2: Cling to the good things (verse 9)
3: Be affectionate to everyone (verse 10)
4: Think of others above yourself (verse 10)
5: Rejoice in hope (verse 12)
6: Be patient in trying times (verse 12)
7: Always, always pray (verse 12)
8: Give liberally to your brothers and sisters (verse 13)
9: Show hospitality to all (verse 13)
10: Shower blessings on those who don’t like you—even on those who make your life harder (verse 14)
11: Be happy for people who are happy, and be sad with those who are sad (verse 15)
12: Don’t be arrogant (verse 16)
13: Don’t treat others badly, regardless of how they treat you (verse 17)
14: Do all that you can to get along with everyone (verse 18)
If we’re focusing on these things—on truly loving each other—we’re all going to have a great Valentine’s Day, regardless of our situations.
On this day, know that God loves you and sent His Son to die for you. Let us never forget to show our love for the Father (for all He has given to us) by obeying His commands.