"Tis the season, to be jolly, but how can I be when I have nobody."
Some of you knew off top that I was quoting the famous song, "What Do The Lonely Do At Christmas?" This song by the Emotions, released by Stax Records in 1973, has become the single's anthem at Christmas.
The writers added, "Joy to the world, but it's gonna be sad for me."
And if you've ever thought that music doesn't move your emotions, you are sadly mistaken. Music is a vibrant part of our lives. Even the Lord desires to be praised with music. So, if music moves God, it surely will move you and me.
With that said, imagine if every single woman in the world embraced being lonely for Christmas. The devil would have a field day. For forty-seven-years, we have song cheerfully that if we are without a love for Christmas, we lonely. Well, the devil is a liar. We are never alone.
The Bible specifically says, "The single woman cares for the things of the Lord. How we may please Him."
So facts are...if you are busy caring for God's business, you don't have time to entertain emotional foolery.
Look at what my character Daiya says about this very subject.
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Maybe God will eventually answer my prayers, but until He does, I’m going to enjoy traveling to the places I can afford and changing what I can change.
And furthermore, I’m sick and tired of singing the song What Do The Lonely Do For Christmas? Every year I’m singing the music, and I’ve never taken the time to answer the question. So here it is, the lonely put on their cute clothes, go to the family gathering, look at all their married cousins who cheat, and they thank the Lord it’s not them.
So for all the folks who think they have themselves something, and looking down their noses at the lonely, be careful. Laughing could be detrimental to your relationship.
Each year, I deal with being single, and I binge out on books and Hallmark movies. And although I’ll be in New York, I think I’ll add in a few Lifetime movies. These stations are competing against one another by showing more women of color who look like me.
Believe me, I still have hope.
I will not lose my hope. God will one day send me a man who loves me unconditionally. What I’m not going to do, is jump in pot with boiling water hot enough to scold me.
I’m not getting burnt by a man who only wants a good time and runs around town pretending to be Santa Claus. He’s checking his list, doing it twice, trying to find a girl who’ll be naughty for one night.
Not me. I still have hope.
I’m willing to be Santa’s Baby if he’s willing to show me there are still some good men in the world who are searching and praying as hard as me for love.
Think of it as Santa meets Cinderella.
I don’t have the step-parent mess. I come with a pair of loving parents who love God and the church, a best friend who cusses like a sailor, and a job requiring me to share knowledge, devotion, and love wrapped in concern.
If he can handle my baggage, then I can take anything he brings to the table.
Daiya, get out your head. You still need a bad outfit.
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