A Letter To My Galentines

Ever since I first heard of Leslie Knope’s idea for Galentine’s Day on Parks and Recreation, I loved it!

For those who don’t know, Galentine’s Day is February 13th, the day before Valentine’s Day. It’s a day to celebrate the sweet girl-friendships you have in your life.

This year as a part of my resolutions, I am trying to be more available and intentional with the sweet ladies in my life. I have allowed myself to be very selfish with my time and now I am trying to give more time to be with friends.

Many of my Galentine’s live out of state (or even out of country!) so this post is dedicated to those sweet ladies (and really any sweet lady!) who are such great friends.

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Dear Galentine,

Girl. You are the best. No REALLY. You are such a wonderful person in my life! You are not only super cool, but you are just full of such life.

Our friendship is something else.

Whenever we talk on the phone or see each other in person, we always pick up where we left off. The silly jokes, the hugs, the tears, and the laughs are always there… no matter what. No matter the distance or time that passes, we can always come back to each other.

You are encouraging.

There are days when I am upset, lonely, or sad; and somehow you know about these days! You send me “Happy Mail” or encouraging messages to lift my spirits. I don’t believe these happen by chance… because they always come at the most perfect times.

You are so graceful.

Like really. I am so bad at being a pen-pal and being intentional (I am trying to change I promise!) and you treat me with such grace and forgiveness. You don’t get upset when I am late with a Christmas gift, if I wait 5 months to send a card, or don’t message you back right away. You are just so understanding and full of love.

You are so loving.

Girl, you listen to me. You listen to my frustrations about school, my confusion about the future, and the joys that happen in my life. You grieve with me and rejoice with me. My triumphs are your triumphs and vice versa. You constantly point me back to what’s important. You bring such joy with your kindness.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

Please know that you are so loved and appreciated on this day (and everyday!). You matter so much to me and I am so glad you are in my life. While you are a bit far, that’s okay. We have Facetime right? I love you, Galentine!

Much love. Much grace.

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Ps. This is the cutest cartoon ever. πŸ™‚

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