I used to love Hallmark cards.
I still love hearts.

I used to love buying candles.
Today I made one out of an empty yeast jar, a Shakespearean sonnet ripped from an old text book, and a tea bag.

I used to think things had to be perfect, or at least shiny, in order to properly express loving feelings.

Now, I know sincerity and effort count most of all.

I used to think it was all about giving a thing.

But I’ve learned, it’s about giving myself.

I used to think it mattered how I looked

until I accepted that the best I’ll ever look is when I’m smiling next to him.

I used to think I knew what love was
…and then, there was them.

Whether today is Valentine’s or just Tuesday to you, find someone to love.

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Happy Hearts today, from us.