Ahhhh…It’s that time of year…Valentine’s Day time…

For some, it’s all hearts and roses, for others – it’s wearing black and denouncing love.  Then for others – it’s just another date on the calendar.

Whatever it is to you, I’m choosing to send you (yes, YOU) a Valentine:

Dear (Insert YOUR name here),

You and I may not know each other very well, but I wanted to take this opportunity to let you know just how much you mean to me, and to everyone.

Maybe you’re living your dreams, but maybe you’re not – and that’s okay.  In life, we take on many different roles and sometimes they’re not the ones we’ve dreamed of. That doesn’t mean we are any less worthy.  

Maybe you’re going through something sucky right now. Don’t worry – you WILL get through it.  The bad times are sometimes REALLY BAD – but guess what?  Everything in life is temporary. So, look forward to the good times returning.  

There may be times when you feel surrounded by darkness, but maybe you are blinded by your own light. So, keep shining. No matter what! You are never alone, and you are loved and needed

Life has it’s beautiful and horrible moments – but that does NOT mean that the horrible moments will last for your entire life. So don’t give up!  Each time we deal with something big in our lives – good or bad – it shifts what we thought our “normal” was. That’s a good thing because we grow and become so much more than we were beforehand.  To go back to our former state of “normal” would be meaningless. It would mean that we hadn’t grown and evolved through our experiences.  Don’t be afraid of change.  Face your fears head-on and KICK. SOME. ASS. 

Perhaps you’ve been through a lot. I know how hard it is to keep going when you feel like the world has let you down. You’re fearful of the unknowns ahead of you, but please – keep going. You are worth so much and there will always be at least one person cheering you on- even if sometimes it’s yourself.

You are amazing – always remember that.  You are worthy, you are loved, and you are meant for great things. You are perfect. Just the way you are.

As Maya Angelou said: “We may encounter many defeats, but we must not be defeated.”

Your Valentine (whether you like it or not, lol),


Be good to each other.  Love to each of you.

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