Curious, Kind, and A Friend of Mine

It’s almost Galentine’s Day – a day when girls celebrate with their best friends! This past weekend, Gloria and Lake decided to create a card for one of their friends, and they’re using a little imagination to make this year’s Galentine’s & Valentine’s Day extra special!

Happy early Galentine’s Day girls, and Valentine’s, too!

Lake + Gloria: Happy early Galentine’s & Valentine’s Day!


I don’t know about you two, but February is one of my favorite months to be in.

Lake: I love February too! It has such a warm feeling and lots of people wear red – my favorite color!


Gloria: Plus, everyone shows someone they love how much they care about them. AND, I’m also a leapling*. That means my birthday is on February 29th!


That’s true! I forgot about the leap day this year. Haha, that’s going to be my favorite word of the day. Have you planned anything special with your friends?

Gloria: Oh yes! We’re going to have a slumber party with Rashida, and we’re going to give her a Compliment Card that we made.

Lake: She told us about her Happy Habits idea for 2020 and we liked it so much that we decided to make our own. And so far, it’s been a tremendous* help!


It sounds like Rashida has been a positive influence* on both of you. What did you choose to do this year?

Gloria: I want to learn dancing, preferably* ballet. It looks like so much fun and I’ve never tried anything like it before.

Lake: I would like to be more creative. There’s lots of things to consider* like painting, drawing, arts & crafts, and so much more. It was the perfect way to start a new Valentine’s Day project!


Those sound like exciting habits! So how does this “Compliment Card” work? How did you make it?

Lake: The magic is in the idea. We made a heart out of construction paper (red of course!) and then we wrote 16 compliments on top: one for every day of the month starting on Valentine’s day.

Gloria: We also put heart-shaped post-it notes on top of the compliments. That way, Rashida can peel off a heart and read her compliment for the day!


That is so, so sweet! What made you think of that idea?

Lake: She told us that one of her Happy Habits was giving a compliment to people she meets, so we wanted her to receive a compliment too.

Gloria: Everyone deserves to hear something nice!


Thank you both so much for taking the time to talk today. You’ve inspired me to make “Compliment Cards” for my friends, too. I know Rashida will love it!

Gloria: Thank you for inviting us to chat!

Lake: We can’t wait to see the look on her face!


Talking with friends is a great way to practice your vocabulary. Try using the words from Lake and Gloria’s interview in your next friendly conversation:


Leapling – a person born on a leap day (February 29th)

Tremendous – extremely well; marvelous or fantastic

Influence – having an important impact on someone or something

Preferably – doing something by choice, if possible

Consider – thinking about something carefully