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Why Valentine’s Day Matters To Me

I get it, Valentine’s Day is cheeeeeeeesy. A holiday created by greeting card companies to make us feel like we have to tell people how much they mean to us on one day of the year.

But you know what? I don’t care.

Because there have been people in my life who left suddenly. There have been people in my life who didn’t make it to Christmas  or their next birthday. There have been people who didn’t get to watch me cross the stage at my college graduation.

So if I can take a random day in February to buy my boyfriend a heart-shaped container filled with Starbursts and a silly card, I will.

If I can take a random day in February and Venmo some of my best friends to treat themselves to coffee on me, I will.

If my mom wants to give me a chocolate rose every Valentine’s Day, I will gladly take it and eat the whole damn thing.

How often are we going through life when our to-do lists start piling up? And doing something special for the people we love drops to the bottom, if not off the list completely?

Let’s face it, we all could use another reminder that we’re loved and appreciated.

I guess what it comes down to is this: Does it really matter why we tell the people in our lives that we care about them… as long as we tell them?

So no matter what your relationship status is take today to show someone how much you care about them. And you know what, it’s perfectly okay if that person is YOU.

Happy Valentine’s Day, friends!

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