I aint' gonna lie, normally on this day I would be very bah humbug about Valentine's Day. In recent years, even when I was in a relationship I've dubbed February 14th as simply a Hallmark holiday. One filled with flowers that will die and balloons that will deflate. Holy emo right??
Well this year I decided to take a different approach with this day-o-love. I may not have a significant other this year but I do have a ridiculous amount of love surrounding me. I often tell my best friends that I want someone to love me like they do. Someone to listen to me cry over spilled milk into the wee hours of the night. Someone to hug me tight when I'm stressed out or exhausted. Someone to honestly tell me when my outfit looks tragic. Someone that shares my love and appreciation for a good glass of wine paired with a hefty bowl of veggie pho. Someone that thinks I'm an adorable idiot when I'm scream singing my favorite song.
Well this year I realised I already have all of that.
This year I've tested the love that the people in my life have for me. But through every single peak and valley they are still there for me. Kinda like an army that stands at attention when I'm ready to fall. They are my support system that is never afraid to hold a mirror in front of my face when I'm off track.
I am loved. Oh so very blessed and loved.
Happy Valentines Day!!
~ Hugs and Smiles ~ Riley Couture