Happy Valentine’s Day!
Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! If you’re anything like me, you probably have mixed feelings about today. I don’t have an issue with the holiday itself, but it can sometimes be difficult watching the people I love go on fancy dates with their partners. I usually try and stay off social media for that very reason. I completely understand why people like to post about it, but it’s better for my mental health if I keep my distance.
I woke up today in a bit of a funk—half because I didn’t sleep well and half because of the holiday. But at one point my PCA’s daughter, who’s a little over two years old, wrapped her chubby little fingers around mine and said, “You’re my first friend and I love you.” She had no idea it was Valentine’s Day, so she wasn’t just saying it because of the holiday. Really, I like to think she said it because she knew I needed to hear it, and more than once to boot. I love you! I love you!
Wherever you’re at today, I’d encourage you to take a moment to look at those around you. The love you feel for them might not be the passionate, romantic love that we’ve come to associate with Valentine’s Day, but it’s love all the same. It can be hard to accept that the love you have isn’t necessarily the love you might want, but I hope you’re able to find some comfort in the people you care for. We’re all in this together!