To be apart of something bigger than myself was much more rewarding than getting a huge pink teddy bear, with roses, chocolates, a bottle of champagne, and a card that says I love you. I felt that this was the year I step up and show my love to someone else for a change. Seeing smiling faces and hearing sounds of laughter made my Valentines day a true gift of love. I gained just as much as I was given. I can say I'm way more thankful.