I wrote the post below last year for Valentine’s Day, before I got inspired and wrote this silly piece instead. How things have changed since then. Some people I mention below I pretty much no longer keep in touch with. Some others, though, are still as steadfast as ever in our friendships and I’m really happy for that.
You can’t make someone love you. All you can do is be someone who can be loved. The rest is up to the person to realise your worth.
I think this is a very apt quote for today. Right now, I do not have a special someone in my life. It’s been a long time since I had one, if I could ever consider my previous relationships that. I would be lying if I say I don’t want one.
That said, I will not be seeking for a guy to love. Technically, I don’t need a man to make me feel complete. I don’t want to find love for the sake of feeling romantic love. As much as I want to be hugged and kissed, and be surprised with gifts, I know that wanting that is just akin to wanting to be loved. What (I think) I want is to grow in love with someone that I care deeply about, and who feels the same way about me.
And that is why I am dedicating this post to:
Lovelyloey, who may not be a sentimental person by nature, but I can feel her affection for me as her friend and I am very happy for that. I wish that she will experience romantic love not because she needs to be loved like that, but because it’s good to have at least experienced once one of life’s best experiences!
Ish, who is such a wonderful friend to me and just about the most awesome guy. I wish too that he will experience romantic love because I know he wants to, and why not? He deserves to be loved by a girl worthy of his love!
Museditions, my virtual sibling who is so sweet and encouraging to me. I wish that her love for everything in life will continue to grow and be shared with people who could learn more about love.
Kstafford, my virtual big brother who looks out for me and I’m grateful for that. I wish that he and his family will grow in love. Maybe a sibiling for his son? (Edit: He has since gained another son in the family.)
Crazyasuka, my introspective blog buddy who never fails to support me in my blogging projects, which I totally appreciate. I wish she will love herself more – not that she doesn’t love herself now, just that she needs more love to have the strength to fight the black dog.
Virgilius Sade, my somewhat eccentric fellow Malaysian whose picture I’d like to see some day! I wish him all the love he can get to deal with the black dog too, and maybe some left over for a nice girl (or guy, I don’t know your preference!).
CjWriter, whose autographed best-selling book I am still waiting to read. I wish him all the love he wants, because I’m sure he has all the love he needs.
Alabaster Crippens, whose rambling but endearing comments always provide me with a refreshing perspective. I wish him all the best in love and the most favourable conditions for whatever romantic prospects he encounters.
Thescoundrel, someone I like to think of as my virtual favourite uncle. I wish him love, love, love. That is, love for food, love for animals, and love for life!
I have only made wishes for people who comment frequently here. Please do not be offended if your name isn’t mentioned! Leave me a comment and I will make a wish for you. It’s Valentine’s Day, so I’d love to spread some love to you!
Happy Valentine’s Day.