Despite all of this I still loved seeing the expressions of love around me. Those who stopped to ask if I was okay. The men on the train holding beautiful flowers soon to be delivered to their prospective partners. The beautiful posts of everyone who felt loved yesterday. Regardless of whether you believe Valentine's Day is a made up holiday or not. Love is not made up. This holiday is a reminder of that.
Thank you Valentine's Day for instilling hope.
Then, I came across a beautiful and brave testimony by Ellen Page. Last night she bravely came out at the Time to Thrive conference sponsored by the Human Rights Campaign. So inspirational and just beautiful. I am constantly reminded that this is the civil rights issue of our time. Watch it below
Now go forth and give that gift every chance you get.