February 8, 2019 2:08 pm
Updated: February 14, 2019 4:56 pm

This is your #ReasonToLove this Valentine’s Day

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Who makes you smile? Who is that special someone who makes you look forward to waking up in the morning?

In short, who is your reason to love life?

For Valentine’s Day, Global News is asking you to give a shoutout to the most important figures in your life. This could be a life partner, a family member, even a pet.

We’ll use a selection of submissions in our Valentine’s Day coverage.

Share your photos and videos on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #ReasonToLove (just make sure that it’s a public post so we can see it!)

Who is your #ReasonToLove

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Or you can send us an email. Write to socialdesk@globalnews.ca and use Reason To Love in your subject line.

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Here are some of your #ReasontoLove submissions:


“My girlfriend Joy gives me every reason to smile. The mother of our amazing daughter and a history of over 50 years. Even though we had separate lives, this amazing lady has come into my life and I could not be happier!”

Brian Charette


“It is a wonderful opportunity to show the one you love how much you care & appreciate them for being there for you & doing all the things that make life great.  We have been married 55 years & i have never forgot to show my love.”

Paul Gosse

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“My reason for L♥ve is my loving husband Stephen Seifried and My Mum Linda Lee.

I had been very sick since 2017 and admitted to St. Paul’s Hospital where they diagnosed me as having severe ulcerative colitis.  The treatment I was given over the next year unfortunately did not work and in August of 2018 underwent major surgery at St. Paul’s.

I don’t know what I would have done without my husband and Mother.  We all live in Mission, B.C and they both were travelling back and forth every day to St. Paul’s Hospital to make sure I wasn’t left alone and scared, not to mention the constant worry they had for my well-being.  I am not quite done with my journey but will no doubt be taken very good care of from my family.  They have kept me grounded when I’m having anxious days and constantly assure me everything will be ok and that is something I need to hear now and then.

The love and support from my family, friends and co-workers have been truly overwhelming but welcoming.”

Lori Seifried

Kimberley Mackenzie writes: “Sometimes we get caught up in the everyday routine and don’t always take the opportunity to tell someone how special they are. This week I wanted to do something special for my husband so every night when he comes through the door I have one of his favorite meals home cooked meals waiting for him on the table. He’s the most amazing, patient, understanding person I know. Lately he’s had a lot on his plate, working insane hours and taking on so much extra responsibility at work. Every night when he walks through the door in the evening he’s exhausted and running on empty, he tries his best not to show it though. I know Valentine’s day is right around the corner but we don’t always have to wait for a special occasion to tell someone how much they mean to us. Tyson you’re a great husband, amazing father and my best friend you truly are my happily ever after. You stand by me through everything, support me with all my crazy ideas and love me for who I am. For as long as I can remember I’ve always made the same wish on the first evening star, I would never tell anyone what my wish was in fear that it would not come true. But today I’ll let you in on a little secret my wish was always “For something special to happen” I feel safe saying this out loud now as you and the kids are the something special that happened!! I guess now I’m going to have to come up with a new wish 😊 I could not imagine this journey through life with anyone other than you.”

Kimberley Mackenzie/ Contributed


My boyfriend Michael is not just my boyfriend. He’s my best friend and sometimes my only friend. He motivates me to be a better person and to stay focused. He’s always spontaneous and he pushes me to do better than I did yesterday. He makes me having feelings people write novels about. I’m proud and so lucky to call him mine.

Nicole Copeland


First and foremost, my 2 children (12 & 13 yr olds)
They’re my loves, my life, my joy
Second, my Mom. She’s my rock, my best friend
Lastly, my group of BFF’s, their like my brothers/sistas from another mother/father…

Diana Sedlar


She makes me smile even when I am alone . She is the reason for me try to be a better person and take care of myself and looking forward future…!

Tam Nguyen

Rachelle Galenzoski writes: “My reason to love is the love of my life, my best friend, my protector, my personal therapist, my cheerleader, my fiancé, Matthew Paradis. He treats me like a princess and is truly the best person I know. I can’t wait to become his wife on August 31st 2019. A decade together and forever to go!”

Rachelle Galenzoski/ Contributed


My reason to love today an every other are my grandchildren who give me joy an a reason to wake up everyday.

Linda Gough


I love this man because in my darkest days he’s my light and he always help me stay positive and get to where I wanna be in life.


Amra writes: “This is my cat Mr. Chloe. He is the apple of my eye!Growing up in Colombo, Sri Lanka, I had many pets (nearly 20 cats, 4 dogs, some chicken and fish too) but when I moved to Canada, circumstances didn’t allow me to have any pets (my ex husband objected to it).After a painful divorce, I was looking for a furry little soul to love and take care of and that’s when Chloe came into my life. I consider Chloe’s soothing presence a blessing. He will always be my fur-ever love 😍”

Amra/ Contributed

My moms inspires me to be a better person,She is always there for me when I need her, and she always knows how to make me feel better when I’m sad.

I couldn’t ask for a better mama bear.



Phil is my reason for smiling. He adores me regardless of how I look or what mood I am in! He does everything he can to set me up for success and is consistently happy with just – life! Yeah I am serious. I love Phil Nelson of Edmonton!!



Josh Renouf writes: “My #ReasonToLove is and always will be my mom. Not only is she the strongest and most kind person that I know but she’s also had enough patience to not disown me these past 21 years! Happy Valentine’s Day T, love you.”

Josh Renouf/ Contributed

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