International Crush Day: February 20

My fellow DC Blogger The Restaurant Refugee created a holiday, by official blog decree last year, called International Crush Day.

So says he:

So it’s that time again.  I encourage all of you to spend some time this Friday (International Crush Day is the rare holiday that ought to be celebrated a day in advance when falling on a weekend) declaring your appreciation to someone you’ve been crushing on.  It doesn’t matter what kind of crush it is, or whether it is based on affection or admiration.  What matters is telling someone that you like the way they make you smile when they enter a room, bend a phrase, play a horn, or curl a lip when having the first sip of coffee.  Whatever it is that makes you tingle, tell someone – across the room, or across the country, embrace the notion.

And I think it’s a very good idea.

You read about my crushes–mico-sized and not so small–here on a semi-regular basis. In my history of crushing on people, I have seen wonderful smiles spread across the faces of those I’ve told. Even if they weren’t interested in me “in that way”. Sometimes it helps brighten a bad day, sometimes it does more than that.

Love, be it wrapped up in a crush, delivered full out as Romance, or extended without extra conditions as Friendship, is one of those rare things that grows greater the more it is given away. So open your hearts and let some spill out to the world.

Or, at least, someone you’ve been crushing on.

As has been decreed:

Let Friday be the day that you send at least one of your crushes a message that you dig the way they think, write, move, act, play a sax, manage a meeting or whatever else inspires that tingle.  Whether that Crush is across the country or in the cube next door acknowledge it – embrace the crush wherever you are.

(And then, please, let us all know how it goes.)

  • Thanks for helping to spread the word… I am pretty sure that Valentine’s Day started with this type of grassroots effort. That, and a truckload of Hallmark’s money.

  • Thanks for helping to spread the word… I am pretty sure that Valentine’s Day started with this type of grassroots effort. That, and a truckload of Hallmark’s money.

  • Oh, and I just noticed something… for the record, it should read “so says he” not “so says she” though I am going to interpret that as you thinking that I write like a woman which I am going to further interpret as a compliment.

    • hehe… or it could be me getting my briefly met people confused. (Fixing the gender error now.)

      Either way, nothing but compliments from me for everything I’ve read over there. 🙂

  • Oh, and I just noticed something… for the record, it should read “so says he” not “so says she” though I am going to interpret that as you thinking that I write like a woman which I am going to further interpret as a compliment.

    • hehe… or it could be me getting my briefly met people confused. (Fixing the gender error now.)

      Either way, nothing but compliments from me for everything I’ve read over there. 🙂

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