You’re Nobody Til Somebody Loves You

Have y’all seen the photos circling the internet of people “caught” sleeping? If you haven’t, let me fill you in. Whether it’s a solitary but serious mess up (poor girl!) and a bunch of people making fun of her or a whole bunch of photo bloopers, I really can’t say. But apparently, Facebook knows you’re in a healthy, happy relationship if your significant other grabs your phone while you’re napping (because you are so cute he or she can’t resist taking pictures of your angelic self). There are some things I miss about being in a relationship, but having my photo taken while I’m sleeping ain’t  one of ’em.


Because this attention while unconscious is so significant, because you’re nobody until you have a stalker, some unfortunate young women (and even a few guys) have decided to fake this self-worth by taking selfies with their eyes closed! And, of course, this doesn’t work out well for those who have mirrors anywhere near their beds. Mirrors catch things like oddly positioned arms holding glowing cell phones, y’all.

Here’s the thing: I don’t mean to ruin all the fun people are having at these poor self-photographers’ expense; I might have chuckled to myself at first. But really, this just isn’t funny at all. Are we a generation of people who truly believe that we’re nobody until we’re loved by Prince Charming or Ms. Right? Yes, I think that’s exactly who we are! I’d like to collect nickles for every time someone has given me that, “How could you be happy? You’re single!” stare. Cause really, I could use more nickles. I am happy, though. That happiness has nothing to do with a relationship status that can be changed and everything to do with my relationship with the One who will never let me go. Somebody does love me (and you). And, for the record, He watches over me while I sleep.

If you’re happy single, you’ll be happy married. If you’re waiting for a spouse to fulfill you, you’ll be pretty miserable for the rest of your life. Just a thought. Now, put down that camera and go to sleep.

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4 thoughts on “You’re Nobody Til Somebody Loves You”

  1. I just wanted to stop by and say thanks for the encouragement this morning. I’m a still single, older young lady who, for the most part, enjoys still living at home teaching writing and being an author. But I will admit that there are days when I long for “Prince Charming” to come and carry me off. Thanks for the reminder that I HAVE a “Prince Charming” who already loves me and will never leave me!
    God bless!


  2. Those selfies pictures are weird enough (to me at least) when done by teenagers. Very very weird when done by mothers in their mid thirties. (haven’t seen fathers doing this Maybe I’m old fashioned but there are some things i think left to the younger set (including clothes!) Attention needy folks?
    I’m closing in on sixty, have never been married, never really in a long term relationship and I’m perfectly happy being just with “me”.


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