Happy Valentine's Day!
I have seen a lot of people posting in their LJs the little bit about "Post this if there is someone on your flist who you would not have met offline and who has made your life better." Or something like that. :) I avoided posting it in my own LJ--although I hope that those of you out there with whom I have become friends in the last seven months of so know that it is true--because why copy and paste when I can ramble?
I maintain all of the time--online and offline--that I think I have found the best flist in the world. Whenever I need help with something, someone is there who not only knows the answer but is willing to take the time to help me. On the few occasions when I have been really struggling with something personal or emotional, the kind of support I've received has been overwhelming. And there are people on my flist from whom I have learned through our discussions, who are not put off by my occasional snarkiness or afraid to tell me when I am wrong...and I appreciate that. And there are those on my flist who make me laugh every day. And I appreciate that too.
I think that Valentine's Day is often pegged as a holiday for romantic lovers without taking into consideration the power that is the love of a friend. I often hear people griping about how much they hate Valentine's Day because they are alone and it rubs their lack of romantic attachments in their faces...but does it? Who says that the love of Valentine's Day has to be confined to romantic love? That we can't also celebrate the friends and family who make our lives better as well?
So, to all of my friends who make my life better in some way--and if you are on my flist, that would be you, yes!--Happy Valentine's Day and thank you. I send my love and fondest wishes.