There’s a Valentines Day potluck
at Cupid’s house — and you’re invited!
But will you show up empty-handed?
This short parable
can help you to get into the real spirit of Valentine’s Day,
whether you happen to be in a relationship right now or not!
Cupid phones you up and invites you to a Valentines Day potluck at his place. You tell him you’re all-set and not interested in a fix up, but he assures you it’s not a matchmaking party — it’s a potluck to celebrate romance!
You’re not sure what to bring to a celebration of romance. Dessert, perhaps? But Cupid makes it clear: “I want you to bring the one best quality you have to offer in a romantic relationship.”
Are You Still Celebrating Romance?
It’s the evening of Cupid’s potluck. As you approach the house, you see other guests heading up to the front door. Many of them look interesting and fun, and you get that pre-party ripple of excitement in your stomach.
don’t come to the party empty-handed
and expect to have a good time.”
You continue your approach, carrying a large pot containing your best quality. You clench your contribution to the potluck, uncertain what others will bring, and slightly nervous. Your stomach knots-up.
Each of Us Brings Something to The Relationship Table (Hopefully)
When you arrive at the door, Cupid greets you warmly and points to a large table at the end of the room. “Welcome! So glad you could make it! Bring your quality in and set it there on the table,” he instructs cheerfully.
As you enter, you notice a few of the other guests have arrived empty-handed.
Setting your large bowl on the table, you notice an eager expression from those nearby as you prepare to remove the lid.
Everyone smiles and makes delighted “Oh!” sounds.
You are relieved. You realize your romantic quality is going to be a hit at Cupid’s table. Your stomach unknots, and you are ready to enjoy a relaxed, fun-filled evening!
The Parable of Cupid’s Potluck on Valentines Day
Valentines Day serves as a gentle reminder that we must periodically tend to the romantic energy system at play within our own lives.
Many people focus on what Cupid is going to bring them. This is backwards. After all, it’s his party, and it’s tacky to show up empty-handed — especially when you have so much to offer. Give the guy something to work with, so he can be a good host.
In the business world, parties bring what they have to offer “to the table” and a deal is struck. What if romantic relationships worked the same way? What stellar quality could you offer in romance?
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Perhaps you are:
- ⊙ good at cherishing others’ feelings?
- ⊙ good at helping others to feel seen and heard and tended to?
- ⊙ good at helping others to feel respected?
- ⊙ compassionate?
- ⊙ brilliant?
- ⊙ scintillating?
- ⊙ a good provider?
- ⊙ a good lover?
Whether you are hoping to find new romance, or simply to improve the romantic relationship you already have, the concept of what you bring to the love table will help you to cultivate that properly. Come alone or bring a date — just don’t come to the party empty-handed and expect to have a good time.
What are you bringing to the Relationship Table?