This Galentine’s Day…

I want to take the time out of the stress of finding the perfect present for your sweetie, the anguish of making plans so you don’t feel shitty on the dumbest night to be single ofthe year, and the torture of pink and red EVERYTHING (just kidding, I kind of like that part) to remind all the ladies something…

you are awesome.

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Your talents are immeasurable. You are some of the most brilliant, hilarious, charismatic, personable, incredible humans I have ever had the pleasure to meet. You’re amazing cooks, thrilling performers, hard workers, and snappy dressers. Your interests are wide and varied, and not only does that make you interesting, it truly makes you DYNAMIC. You are so multifaceted that your skills make you such deep, amazing individuals. It’s inspiring.

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You are well-versed and well-traveled. You have seen what the world can offer, and are still not afraid to still find solace in home. You respect others and always try to speak with kindness first (and I know it’s hard, because I struggle with it too). You look for the best in others, but don’t let the bad ones walk all over you. You are firm in your beliefs, but not too stubborn to let someone guide you to new ideas.

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You work hard at your job, on your health, and on your relationships. You cherish your partners, you seek out friendships, and you covet the love you cultivate. You honor your promises and take care of your family. You have worked your ass off to get to the place you’re at right now–even if it’s not where you thought you’d be, or even if it’s not exactly where you want to be. You should know that I love you–right here in the moment you’re in now.

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Above many things, you are FUN. Like, the most fun. You are some of the world’s best travel companions, trouble makers, and party instigators. You make me and so many others laugh until we cry. You have different things about you that make you hilarious–your sarcasm, your wit, your slapstick ability, understanding your own humility.

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You are fearless in matters of the heart, and I respect that with everything I have. As an over-analyzer, I’m constantly wondering if trusting my gut is as good a move as trusting my logic, and you all encourage me that a little bit of both is the best way to go. You provide fantastic advice, listen to mine when you ask for it (and sometimes when you don’t), and are the best sounding boards anyone could ask for.

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And I want you to know that you’re perfect the way you are, too. I love you and am so happy you’re in my life. Thank you for all you do, and all you will continue to do as we grow and evolve together.

Happy Galentine’s Day, girlfrands.

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