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OK, OK I know I said in my last "Confession" that I've always thought New Year's Eve was the worst day of the year! Well that is only until February came around and it was time for my second worst day of the year St. Valentine's Day or as I affectionately called it "Black Sunday."
In college I did an entire speech class moving presentation why we should abolish Valentine's Day on college campuses altogether because it was corp. America's way of messing with the pocket books and self esteem of young people everywhere. I remember getting a standing ovation when I compared the triple marked up price of a dozen roses to "24 dollar pizza slices or 28 tacos at Taco Bell." You make the choice I said triumphantly and I got an A+!
So my view on this holiday hasn't changed much over the years because so many February 14th days were spent alone avoiding calls from my mother saying "You're another year older dear and I'm just concerned." That would only justify the chocolate binge I had been on for the last 4 hours. Or better yet I'd dive into another online "Chatroom" with my newest "Glamour shots" for my profile looking for Mr. Right only to find other lost depressed souls. Note to reader, having halo lighting doesn't make you look like an angel and using your senior picture isn't the best idea if you're over 25! It just never worked out for me even though I think I was on every single site!
I mean this is entire holiday was conceived to draw attention to those that have supposedly found happiness in "coupledom" and even more attention to those who haven't. How sick is that? Even when I had boyfriends they were recovering from Christmas presents and would use the line "I don't need one day to show you I care do I?" I'm broke! You're not getting anything unless you plan it or buy it!"
As I think back on some of my loneliest times I have to recall that my heavenly father was right there with me. I remember one February I actually broke up with this guy right before V-Day and I cried all the way home. I knew this guy wasn't right for me..he thought the word "Boundaries " was for sports not dating. As I lay in my bed that night at 4:30 am questioning what I just did. I threw open my bible randomly wanting some personal message from God. It opened directly to Song of Solomon Chapter 1 a love sonnet.
And the verse that jumped off the page for me to read through my tears was "Oh how beautiful you are my darling. Oh how beautiful." Song of Songs1:15 I lost it.
I knew the God of the universe was telling me how much He loved me. I felt it. I knew it and somehow I fell asleep. He had felt my pain that night and yes He was proud of me and was going to get me through this. And He did. I lived to see another day!
So whatever life throws at you, whether it's another lousy "Black Wednesday", bad exam, screaming co worker, or phone call from your "concerned mother" the God who created the whole world has something to say about it if you just give Him a chance. Try talking to Him about it...He'll never not have time to listen and you'll never be sorry. Now if I could only take my own advice...my mother is on the phone right now! Pray for me!
Kerri tours extensively throughout the United States and Canada and is in high demand as a standup comedian and emcee as well as an actor, inspirational speaker and writer. She married 3 years ago to comedian Ron McGehee and lives with hubby and new addition baby Lucy in the Los Angeles area. www.kerripom.com