I always loved Valentine’s Day because I love love and I love chocolate.
I never really took in the idea that it was supposed to be for couples only. I liked getting valentines and candy in school, and when I was single as an adult, I used to take it off from work to spend the day with myself, and do nice things, and eat chocolate.
I always want, every year, to do something like give all my friends valentines. Or bring them to work. (Someone at my temp job gave me a little valentine with a lollipop today!)
But I haven’t had the spoons for that yet.
But you know what I CAN do?
I can tell all of you cinnamon rolls that you are adorable, precious beings and I love everything you post and reblog and ask.
I love my mutuals, I love my followers, I love the people I’m following. You have all taught me a TON, and shared such delightful stuff. You have been sweet and honest and vulnerable and funny and interesting.
Like, even if you think your posts are all meaningless one-line boring things about math class, or terrible needy cries for help. You’re not being terrible or boring. You’re sharing a piece of yourself with the rest of us. Probably a piece that you don’t share with too many people, because you think it’s so awful.
It’s actually a huge gift. It lets people have this little moment of connection with someone, which they might not have in their offline life. It lets people see that they aren’t alone in feeling that stuff; or if they don’t feel it, it lets them have a glimpse into other people’s experiences on this big blue planet.
So thank you all for sharing all of this awesome stuff. Happy Valentime’s Day. You’re awesome.