It can be frightening at times, and seem even impossible. I’ve learned through trial and error that there are many endeavors which can all be part of the prescription for peace, acceptance, joy and fulfillment in the here and now.
In between work, adventure-seeking, reading, socializing, traveling, and looking for Mr. Explore career options: Statistics say that most Americans change careers 3-5 times during their lifetime.
And in those moments of connection, we are allowing ourselves to be vessels for His blessings. Be kind..yourself: Nothing can take the place of a loving marriage.
So rather than judging yourself for having occasional feelings of sadness and loneliness, embrace your humanness and accept these sentiments for their normalcy.
I’d say that single-hood isn’t meant to be survived; it’s meant to be lived. Living as a single person who desires to be married but wants to be genuinely happy in the meantime involves walking an emotional tightrope of hope and inner peace, of want and satisfaction.
This balancing act requires constant reflection, gratitude, support, and an abundance of divine assistance.
I am discovering which ways of giving come most naturally to me (i.e. Creativity is a deeply spiritual drive that must be channeled.
physically, emotionally, etc.), and how to use them effectively to enhance the lives of others. So go ahead: Write a poem, audition for a play, or learn a new skill. Try organizing a community event or social gathering.And in the areas of giving that do not come as easily, I am trying to improve. You might be surprised about just how good it feels. Put God into the picture: When you’re a single man or woman amongst the married masses, it is easy to feel alone.By trying to keep God in the picture, by asking Him for help and strength, we are transcending the illusion of solitude that is a source of much pain.Talk them out, run them out at the gym, and yes when need be, cry them out.I enjoyed Esther B’s recent article, “The Joys of Being Single.” Her words express pearls of wisdom gleaned from years of living the single life.As an “older single” myself, I’d like to take her advice to enjoy the perks of single life even one step further. Let’s face it: We singles have our work cut out for us.