The Birthday Cake

She had already burnt the cake twice. He would be here in an hour and she had yet to make the perfect birthday cake. The doorbell rang. Guests were arriving. She struggled to whip the cake batter once more. Everyone was there when he arrived, cheers and hugs and tears. They all sat down to…

When loving yourself isn’t enough

Appreciation is an odd feeling. Sometimes we feel it right away, thankful for those around us. Sometimes we ignore it, pretending we don’t care. But oftentimes, appreciation is taken for granted. It’s easy to assume that those you love the most will always be there. It’s easy to think that they’ll love you enough to…