10 Reasons Why I Love You

10 Reasons Why I Love You

I am so grateful I have you in my life.

No matter if it's your mom, sibling, best friend or boyfriend, you have an abundant of reasons to be grateful for those who are there for you in your life. It's the little things that matter in life, but the big things are important too. These are your people and the ones that are always there for you no matter what the problem is. Even these are three little words, they are quite powerful.

1. I love you because you are always down for a hermit day/night.

Netflix and eating our favorite snacks sounds like a pretty good night to me. But the best part is, you will never say no to a night like this.

2. I love you because I know I can trust you with absolutely anything.

Let's be real, if we are close you most likely know all of my secrets, and the best thing is I know you wouldn't dare tell a soul. It's really hard nowadays to find a person like you.

3. I love you because you have seen me at my worst, yet still love me.

I am beyond lucky to have someone like in my life because you still love me when I have looked my worst and been in a horrible mood. You are the real MVP.

4. I love you because we can look like goofballs together.

The amount of inside jokes, well that is too high to keep count. Personally, my favorite thing is when we burst out into random laughter for about 15 minutes and can't stop.

5. I love you because I can be myself.

Not matter what I know I can always be myself around you and you won't judge me. I know you feel the same way around me. That's what makes our bond so strong.

6. I love you because you know how to cheer me up.

This is one of my favorite things about you because you know what to do whenever I am really upset. You are one of a kind and I am glad to call you mine.

7. I love you because you are thoughtful.

I love when you randomly bring me my favorite snack or drink. I know I need to tell you this more because I want you to know how thankful I am.

8. I love you because you are always there for me.

No matter if it's 3:00 am, I know you will be there for me. Whether that is giving me advice about school, or just life advice in general, I know you will guide me down the right path.

9. I love you because you are always in my corner.

Through the good and bad times, you are always there for me. You always remind me how strong I am to get through the hardships in life but, you are there to high five me I succeed.

10. I love you because you are my person.

I literally cannot imagine my life without you. We are two peas in a pod and complete the other half of my heart. We do everything together and don't drive each other crazy. Which is true love right there. I am just so glad we came into each other lives

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To The Dad Who Didn't Want Me, It's Mutual Now

Thank you for leaving me because I am happy.

Thank you, for leaving me.

Thank you, for leaving me when I was little.

Thank you, for not putting me through the pain of watching you leave.

Thank you, for leaving me with the best mother a daughter could ask for.

I no longer resent you. I no longer feel anger towards you. I wondered for so long who I was. I thought that because I didn't know half of my blood that I was somehow missing something. I thought that who you were defined me. I was wrong. I am my own person. I am strong and capable and you have nothing to do with that. So thank you for leaving me.

In my most vulnerable of times, I struggled with the fact that you didn't want me. You could have watched me grow into the person that I have become, but you didn't. You had a choice to be in my life. I thought that the fact that my own father didn't want me spoke to my own worth. I was wrong. I am so worthy. I am deserving, and you have nothing to do with that. So thank you for leaving me.

You have missed so much. From my first dance to my first day of college, and you'll continue to miss everything. You won't see me graduate, you won't walk me down the aisle, and you won't get to see me follow my dreams. You'll never get that back, but I don't care anymore. What I have been through, and the struggles that I have faced have brought me to where I am today, and I can't complain. I go to a beautiful school, I have the best of friends, I have an amazing family, and that's all I really need.

Whoever you are, I hope you read this. I hope you understand that you have missed out on one of the best opportunities in your life. I could've been your daughter. I could have been your little girl. Now I am neither, nor will I ever be.

So thank you for leaving me because I am happy. I understand my self-worth, and I understand that you don't define me. You have made me stronger. You have helped make me who I am without even knowing it.

So, thank you for leaving me.

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If You Went To Elementary School In The Early 2000s, These 20 Things Will Bring You Back

We may have grown up with technology, but our childhoods were a much simpler time.


Early 2000's kids grew up in a special period of time; during the rapid rise of modern technology. Many of us went through elementary school without smartboards and not having any sort of computer at home, then graduated high school only six years later with an iPhone in our pockets and not having opened a book in who knows how long. Enjoy some early 2000's nostalgia from a simpler time.

1. Class pictures


Do these still exist? Probably, but as a lifetime lover of fashion this was easily one of my most favorite days of the school year.

2. Carpet squares


There was always that one lucky class who brought them to assemblies and put everyone else's sore butts to shame.

3. Color-coded behavior cards


Let's be honest: the threat of a call home kept most of us from ever turning our cards past yellow.

4. Red Ribbon Week


Ah, the good old days...back when theme days and scary drug factoids actually scared us off.

5. Scooter boards


No explanation necessary.

6. FitnessGram Pacer Test


It might be a meme now, but for us early 2000's kids it was just a part of our yearly gym class curriculum.

7. Square pizza


These greasy pieces of cardboard made for the best lunch day of the week, hands down.

8. Snacks for kids' birthdays.


Nowadays elementary schools are more careful about allergies. Odds are if you went to elementary school fifteen years ago or before, it was a sin if a classmate didn't bring cupcakes or brownies for their birthday. Once you saw them walk in with that Tupperware container...it's all you could think about all day.

9. Book markers


Back when young pupils used ~real books~ for learning and for fun, these thin pieces of plastic were crucial for keeping the Dewey decimal system intact.

10. Wall pencil sharpeners


For real pencils! Unless you were a cool kid and had mechanical pencils.

11. Magic Tree House, Junie B. Jones, and The Teacher from the Black Lagoon


Some of the most popular books for kids at the time, not only did we read them in our free time but if we had a "cool" teacher they'd read them to us in class.

12. Scholastic book fairs


What's more exciting than leaving class to visit a pop-up bookstore in your auditorium and buy your very-own brand new, glossy book to take home?

13. Counting blocks


As soon as our teachers brought these babies out, the class went wild. How our teachers actually got us to pay attention long enough to teach us anything with these is beyond me.

14. Writing in shaving cream


It's the little things! Kids love getting their hands dirty, and some brave teachers took advantage of that by letting us write in shaving cream on our desks.

15. Cursive guide sheets


Back when electronic signatures weren't a thing and you actually needed to know cursive…

16. Kid Pix


The start of all our technology addictions. I guarantee the theme song is still in the recesses of your mind.

17. Dance Mat typing program


It's crazy to think that there was a time when we didn't know how to type. Dance Mat was a favorite during computer class.

18. Schoolhouse Rock!


Learning about the US constitution? Grammar? Electricity? If your teacher failed to show you AT LEAST one Schoolhouse Rock video, you sorely missed out. Schoolhouse Rock may have been produced "before our time," but we love the timeless songs, nonetheless.

19. Overhead projectors


Before smartboards existed, these were necessary for any visual-heavy lesson. If you were called up to write on the projector slide, it was either the best or worst day of your elementary career.

20. Cool Math Games


Plot twist: not actually math games. For some reason everyone thought this was a secret to our teachers.

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