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.
You are incredible, strong, complex creatures that stir creativity and excitement into myself and everyone you meet. You challenge others to be the best version of themselves and have high expectations for the joy you deserve to receive in your life. When some people tell you “you can’t”, you turn it around to say “I WILL.”
You care deeply for the world, and you’re making a difference in all the ways you can. Your heart is too large to only encompass your body–it overflows into every move you make, every action you do to motivate and encourage others that are lucky enough to surround you. You have visions for a more beautiful place to live and grow, and with women like you, that world is feasible.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Most of all, you take care of me. You nurture me and appreciate my flaws, highlight my successes, and honor my heart. You guide me and put up with me, laugh at my jokes and hold my hand when shit hits the fan. You let me rant about my enemies and gush about my partner. You sit on my couch and eat potato chips, you go out to a fancy dinner, you go out dancing with me at a skeezy bar, because you know I love to dance. You come to my shows, you give me gifts, you buy me queso. You tell me I’m beautiful. You tell me I’m smart. You tell me I’m enough, just the way I am.
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.