The holidays are almost here! I love me some Thanksgiving- the food, family, thankfulness. The food. =) And don't even get me started on how much I love Christmas. Music, Advent, Jesus, presents! So many things to love. Oh, I almost forgot Christmas trees! Decorations! Twinkle lights! Love, love, love. Back when I was single, I enjoyed all those things, but there was also an extra amount of loneliness and sadness for me during the holiday season. Married life brings its own set of complexities to work through during the holidays (more on that another time), but generally speaking I am more content now in November and December than I was before I got married. My singleness felt heavier and harder when Thanksgiving and Christmas rolled around each year.
In my ongoing effort to make set ups more casual and common, I've decided to declare a monthly holiday- Set Up Saturday! Every second Saturday of the month (yay for alliteration), I'm going to pray and consider if I know any single friends I can introduce to one another. And if anyone comes to mind, I'm going to take simple steps to make it happen. Want to join me?
Set-ups and blind dates need some new marketing because oftentimes they get a bad rap. Ask someone about how they feel about blind dates, and you’ll typically see some eye rolls followed by any number of horror stories.