I love the innocence of having a little crush on someone. I love getting excited when someone is around you or sends you a message, wishing they were a bigger part of your life, wanting an excuse to talk to them.

But let’s go back to that idea of innocence. I love how I can have a “crush” (or what I think I could qualify as a crush) on my friends. I love being around them, I want to talk to them, I think they have great qualities. I could write books about how amazing some of the people in my life are. There are a few people in my life who are such positive influences on me, the decisions I make, whose opinions I trust and perspectives I admire. How can I not have a crush on them?