today i saw one of my friends who is really self-conscious about expressing love because she’s not sure on how to express herself as a friend, and i’m the opposite, because i’ve been around so many people that i’m really good at showing people they’re important figures in my life, and so we were walking into safeway and she says, “i noticed you really liked that tea tree chapstick and i bought you one!” and i squirmed a little and said, “really?” and i’m sure my eyes widened because i was so excited, and then i looked over and she was blushing and she wasn’t giving me eye contact and her whole essence was shy and cautious. and that’s so silly, that’s so silly. you never have to be self-conscious about if you’re expressing your love the right way, if your gift is enough, or if it’s important, or if i like it, or if i find it meaningful. because having you as a friend is already more than wonderful. and you’re silly. because it is meaningful. and i love it. i love it. i love it. thank you.