February 14, 2019


In full transparency, I wasn't planning on writing any Valentine's Day posts this year. Not for any one reason in particular, but more because I just didn't have much to say. But I guess the universe had other plans in store for me, because today has been one of the best days...

This is the best Valentine's Day yet, and it's not even over. Oh, and did I mention that I am completely and utterly single. But despite my relationship status, and despite that I will not be getting dressed up to go out to some fancy dinner to celebrate with the love of my life, I am SO happy. All day long I haven't stopped feeling this overwhelming happiness and gratitude. 

As I was out running errands today, I couldn't stop smiling from ear to ear. Literally. People on the street, especially New Yorkers, probably thought I was crazy, or drunk in love. The truth is, I am a little drunk in love, but not in the expected way society defines that as. But instead, I am drunk in love with my life, and all the people in it, and all the things that bring me joy & happiness. 

And that is why today has been the best day ever. 

Yes because it is Valentine's Day, and I am a sucker for the holiday, but more so because I am so freakin grateful for all the things in my life that I love, that happen to not be a significant other. I love the coffee that I enjoy every morning. I really love the fact that I can step out of my apartment door into the greatest city in the world, and go see, do, and explore whatever my heart desires. I love the fact that the sun was shining bright today & was warm on my face as I walked down one of my favorite streets in the city. I loved that I saw other people out picking up gifts for the people they love and care about. I love that I have a job that allows me to live in this beautiful place. I love the spin class that I am going to do later, and the yoga class I did last night. I love that this city is full of people that I love-  both old and new friends. I love that buying myself roses brings me so much joy (if you've never done it, please do!), and that I don't need anyone else to do that for me. Did I already mention that I love this city? I love that I can listen to and dance to music that brings me so much happiness. And last but not least I love that tonight I am going to make homemade pizza and drink wine with friends, and it's going to be the best thing ever. 

There is this widespread idea and expectation that if you are single or alone, then you won't be happy. Well I am here to tell you that that is just not true. It actually is the farthest thing from the truth. There have been times where I have been in relationships, and not been nearly as happy as I am right now in my life. Being in a relationship, and being happy are two totally separate things. Not to say the right relationship can't bring you loads of happiness, because it sure can, but you get what I'm saying. Being happy is not dependent on or defined by being in a relationship.

So today I dare you to think about all the things that you love in this life of yours. Especially if you are feeling down and out, or alone today. I promise you I know what that feels like because I am human and I have been there. But I am confident that if you take just one minute of your day to think of all the things, people, and places that you love, you will feel better. 

Create the life you want, do not stop until you get there, and I promise you happiness will be pouring out of you, the way it was for me today. 

Fall in love with your life, and yourself. Trust the timing of the universe, and I promise the rest will all fall into place. 

Wishing you the happiest of Valentine's Days filled with all the things, places, and people that you love and that bring you joy. All my love to you today and everyday! 

xo. G 

1 comment:

  1. YOU are independent, strong and happy and are enjoying your life with you! That puts you in a good position when love comes calling at the right time with the right person! Enjoy!