My Valentine

You send me love songs.

I send you drawings.

Happy Valentine’s Day my love.

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Appreciation Day 13/28

My almost 11 year old niece is an aspiring opera singer.

There are certain times of the day when she will most definitely be flexing her vocals.

I appreciate children’s unabashed passion for what they enjoy and their ability to just be in the moment anytime, any day and anywhere.

Appreciation Day 12/28

On a warm, sunny winter’s day, we went to fetch my niece from school.

There were pretty spring flowers along the way, and it was lovely to see all the happy faces coming out of school after a busy day.

Most of all, to see that one special little face emerge, happy and excited that I get to come and fetch her from school.

Appreciation Day 11/28

I showed my niece Chloe my recent drawings, and she said, I want to watch you draw.

So I drew a doodle of myself, then she said, now add a sunflower next to you!

She told me that she is my sunflower, always smiling.

I am thankful to have this little girl in my life.

Appreciation Day 7/28

This year, one of my goals is to finish the entire Harry Potter series – seven books in total.

My daughter has been trying to convince me for years to read them.

I finally started at the end of last year, and so far am really enjoying it!

The joy of reading is something that I appreciate.

Even in the age of Netflix, it’s still a wonderful feeling to curl up in bed with a good you don’t want to put down.

Appreciation Day 5/28

I appreciate modern technology.

The air purifier that you strongly encouraged me to get has made a world of difference.

I no longer wake up sneezing. My breathing is so much better.

And even my little dog has not been wheezing as she used to.

Thank you!

Appreciation Day 2/28

Love is undivided attention.

You have no idea how much I appreciate yours.

And you have mine, always.

Shoes… made me think of you

We had a particularly enjoyable time once, shopping for shoes.

And it’s so sweet that you still think of me when you shop for shoes.

Women, and their shoes.

Women, and their friendships.

It is not easy finding the right ones that fit.

But when you find them, they are the ones that last.

Drawing Love

I love to draw.

I draw love.

I love.

I draw.