A love note to my Valentine / by Richelle Ouellette

Dear Valentine,

I love you. You are incredible, fierce, bold, brave, a leader. When I see what you're doing with your life, I am amazed and inspired. It's truly incredible to see your capabilities and watch you learn about your potential.

You have such a beautiful soul. Your desire to serve others and lead comes from a pure place, and your giving attitude will bring you great success. People love you because of the way you treat them; you have an innate ability to make them feel important, and that can change the world.

You have been through many painful events, but you face this world fearlessly. You don't let your past mistakes, sufferings, or stories hold you back from living the life of your dreams.

I love watching you grow. Seeing you learn through books and living as you adapt principles and gain new ideas is truly inspiring. I can see the passion in your eyes, the strength in your heart.

You give so much. Make sure to take care of yourself, and give yourself that same love. Your suffering is real. Your stories are not necessarily the truth, but they are your perceived reality, and you can learn how to retell them to change the course of your life.

I love you because of your smile. You have an ability to see the positive things in life, and don't let the negativity around you phase you or prevent you from taking risks.

You are so incredibly smart. You are articulate and creative, and I love listening to you speak about the things that light you up. Your voice deserves to be heard, and I could listen to your wisdom for hours.

Your body is divine. The fact that you give your best efforts to care for your body says much about who you are. Be sure to always treat your body kindly, as a vessel for your being. I want it to be around for a long time. I love exploring your body and learning every touch that turns you on. I love seeing you experience pleasure in every sense of the word. I'm excited to continue learning about your body and how you experience and express your sexuality and your soul.

Your confidence is so attractive. I love how you walk into a room and don't wonder what other people think of you, but are more concerned with getting to know who they are and what beauty they offer the world. You project an air of certainty; you radiate. You know who you are and what you want, and that is the most beautiful thing.

I love you because you are willing to struggle. I love you because you set goals and keep them, and are constantly trying to push harder, be better. That type of progression isn't always easy, but I love knowing that you'll be a better person every single day if you continue to make positive change your priority.

I love knowing you, learning about you, and being you.

Will you be my best friend, Valentine?