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The Four People I Fell In Love With Today

A member of the extended Frisky family told me the best advice she’d ever gotten was to actively fall in love with four people every day — that if you put your mind to it, it can be done and be incredibly fun in the process. I decided to give it a shot. Here’s the four people I fell in love with today (before lunch even!). I hope you’ll share yours!

1. Our Mind Of Man, John DeVore: A picture of him in high school came into my possession, so to speak, this morning. He looks adorable, but he’s wearing hilarious ’80s old man style glasses in the photo. I promptly sent the photo around to everyone we know (sorry, he would kill me if I posted it here), which made him mad (in other words, his latest column may come in late!), but what he doesn’t know is that I kind of am in love with High School DeVore! At least for today.

2. Chicken Parm Dude: Sorry, that’s what I’m calling him (check yesterday’s Thoughts From Guys On Our IM for the original reference). I fell in love with him (for today, kids!) because of this comment, during a conversation about whether we’d like to be rich:

“If you and I were who we are, but had millions, imagine how much good we could do and the fun we could have.”

The order of those priorities says it all.

3. Matthew Fox: I’m a Sawyer girl myself, but this Details photo shoot of Fox (Jack on “Lost”) is enough to make me briefly consider switching teams. Put a pair of Wayfarers on a man, and he’s mine for life (or just the day).

4. Barack Obama: I fall in love with him nearly every week for a new reason (and occasionally OUT of love), but this one got my heart going today. In a letter published in Parade, Obama wrote to his daughters Malia and Sasha:

“These are the things I want for you—to grow up in a world with no limits on your dreams and no achievements beyond your reach, and to grow into compassionate, committed women who will help build that world. And I want every child to have the same chances to learn and dream and grow and thrive that you girls have. That’s why I’ve taken our family on this great adventure.”

So who did YOU fall in love with today?

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