A Love Letter for Us
A love letter for someone who forgot it was Valentine’s Day.
May you find the humor in the way a holiday can sneak up on you. May you laugh at the way you wore pink “by coincidence.” May you do something unexpectedly, extravagantly, beautifully kind for yourself on a spur of the moment decision because today seems to be as good a day as any. And, if there is another person(s) in the picture, may you apologize as appropriate. May you feel love.
A love letter for someone who is spending Valentine’s Day at work, especially those in the service industry.
May you think of every drink order as a love letter. May you recognize the small and significant role you are playing in someone else’s story and memory. May you enjoy the company of your colleagues and may you find simple, silly, delightful ways to make the most of a situation that may not have been your first choice. May you feel love.
A love letter for someone who is spending the first Valentine’s Day with someone they love.
May you lock this feeling deep into your memory bank. May you remember the care with which you picked out your outfit or planned your date. May you hold onto this feeling of newness, excitement, and potential for many years to come. May you feel love.
A love letter for someone who is spending the first Valentine’s Day without someone they love.
May you allow yourself space to grieve if that is what you need. May you have a moment for quiet reflection of your memories with them or of time spent together. May your gratitude be a little prayer for the time you did have. May you feel love.
A love letter for someone who is spending Valentine’s Day in an abusive or unsafe situation.
May you take a deep breath. May you know that you have people in your corner… even if they aren’t aware of the situation… even if you feel like that isn’t the case. May you be supported and encouraged as you move through this time and may you hold onto hope that things can and will get better. May you feel love.
24/7 National Domestic Violence Hotline 800-799-7233 or Text START to 88788.
A love letter for someone who is spending Valentine’s Day alone.
May you think for a moment about something you loved to do when you were a child. May you rejoice in that memory. May you watch a favorite movie or read a new book or dance to a song that makes you feel alive. May you be able to recognize the different ways we experience intimacy. May you feel love.
A love letter for someone who is spending Valentine’s Day with a broken heart.
May you be able to acknowledge that this is a feeling entirely unique to the other letters before. May you know that you can be broken and partnered, broken and new, broken and alone, broken and surrounded by friends. May you go easy on yourself. May you trust your own heartbeat and may you tap into some sacred inner voice that is telling you to keep moving forward… telling you that you will be okay. May you feel love.
A love letter for someone who is spending Valentine’s Day with platonic friends or family.
May you build each other up. May you create memories that you will carry with you. May your togetherness—either virtual or in person—bring you closer and remind you that you have a group of people in your life who love you. Deeply. May you hold onto this feeling all year long. May you feel love.
A love letter for us.
May you say I love you. May you hear it back.