I love you.

I love you on good days, and I love you on bad days. In all of the highs and lows and all of the moments in between. Because that’s when you deserve to be loved: always.

I love you in the best way. Unconditionally, irrevocably, forever. No matter what, no matter when. Invariably. A love that never doubts, never judges, never belittles.

I love you on the challenging days, the days you’ve been conditioned to believe no on can ever love you on. I love you on days where the weight of things is so heavy you cant get out of bed or anywhere on time. I love you when you can’t find the energy to do the dishes or the laundry, and you can’t remember the last time that you did. I love you when you learn a lesson the hard way — even if it could have been avoided. I love you when you jump to conclusions or get angry.I love you when you cry, when you Need to be weak and want to be held. I love you when nothing makes sense and everything hurts. I love you without needing a reason. But there are many things I love about you.

I love the way you are one of the most loyal people in this world. You would defend anyone or anything you love without a second thought. I love the way you listen –with care and concern. I love that you are the glue that keeps things together. I love your tendency to protect and guide those around you. I love you unshakeable faith and hopefulness. I love your ability to take a step back and look at the bigger picture.

I lov eyou empathy. The way you could cry for another, as if their pain was your own. I love your compassion. Your desire to affect change in this world with your heart on your sleeve. I love the way you think twice (okay, but really like five times) about what you’re gonna say before you say it, each time tweaking the language so it radiates more Love.

And these are just a few of the best things about you.

I wrote this for you because I love you. On days when it is hard to love yourself read this as a reminder of what you know in the deepest part of your heart:

You deserve love, and you are allowed to love yourself. Always.