Day 16: Spend Time, Not Money...
... and celebrate the ones you love. So it's not Valentines, but you know, there's never a bad time for a sappy outburst of love and affection. Today my family drove three hours up to my university to surprise me for my birthday. I didn't plan on seeing them until I came home for the summer in another two months so needless to say, I was more than a little excited. The fact that they made me a homemade scarf was even more than I could have asked for. As much as I'm a sucker for a fancy dinner and a bouquet of pretty flowers every once in a while, I know that money spent on me by the ones I love will never replace the time that I get to spend with them. So even though I know that right now is a busy time for everyone, that kind, out of the blue gesture that lets someone know how much they mean to you really can go a far way. And who knows, showing up on their front doorstep could be the cherry on top of their day.
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