No one needs to impress me, dazzle me, think of me or spend time with me. I am a woman and I am alone.
This really hit home for me this week when I received 1 Mishloach Manot (kudos Last family). Truthfully, I hate the waste that comes with Purim and I dislike the high-school level popularity contest that it represents. When i used to be in the state of coupledom I would receive so many Mishloach Manot that our table was filled to overflowing. And yet, I am content with my status quo.
I came to the realization that i have good friends who may not live close to where I live but are always there for me, I have family whom I love and kids who are the best company. We had a good time with costumes and delivering Mishloach Manot to the kid’s friends. I felt relieved to make it through Purim without too much financial or emotional strain and my parents shared my seudah with me. I have returned to the basics of Purim.
Now who else can say the same?