HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY EVERYONE!
First I would like to show you the Valentine I received this morning…
Yep, that is Justin Bieber.
Unlike most single females, I actually really enjoy Valentine’s Day. Of course it would be way better if I had a hot date and got the butterflies and all that mushy stuff. But until then, I can enjoy spreading love and candy. I also got a delicious cupcake this morning, compliments of Adventures in Missions. And I ate it, in the morning…which has caused quite a lack of focus and a potential sugar coma but it was worth it.
Now I don’t usually post about relationships and my opinions on the matter, because I can be somewhat opinionated. But I figured in the season of love, why not?
I had a thought last night as I talked with one of my best friends. And it was late and I was really tired, so I just know it had to be a divine thought. And I think there is something to it, especially for you, men.
THERE IS A WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY.
Men, it is pretty likely that there are a good amount of amazing, wonderful, beautiful women in your life. And it is also pretty likely that you may have thought about some of them romantically and others who you truly see as sisters. For most of these women in your life, there has been a window of opportunity for you to ask them out and they would have said yes. But something stopped you. Either you were afraid of rejection, or you didn’t want to ruin the friendship. Maybe you just didn’t see her as someone to date but someone to satisfy your emotional needs. Oops…did that cut too deep? Sorry.
But the point is, sometimes you miss the window. Do you know what that means? It means that you finally notice one of these women but she has already given up hope of anything ever happening with you. It’s like the phrase, “You snooze, you lose!” Sometimes it is possible to get back into the window of opportunity, but not likely. Don’t be confused though, some windows are much smaller while other windows can be bigger.
But the bigger the window is, the harder it is to get back into it if you miss the opportunity.
You know that proverb that says, hope deferred makes the heart sick? I think that’s why women don’t keep that window open too long. Because the longer her hope was deferred, the more sickness her heart endured.
So, if you like her- ask her out! It doesn’t mean you’re getting married. It doesn’t mean you’re in love. You are simply saying, “I like you.”
Because you could miss your window of opportunity.
Ok, I will step off of my soapbox. And I will also say that I hope you all have a lovely Valentine’s Day. I also hope that you all have hot dates. Please let me know how you celebrate today!
I will be at home, eating leftovers and packing. Happy DAY!