I’m feeling positive & I’m going to share it

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs.

Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that.

Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”

– H. Thurman 

Just let those words sink in.

I don’t normally write posts like this, but when something overwhelms you, you need to share it. The world does need more people who are alive, truly alive. You may not know where you will end up, you might not even know how you’re going to get there, but life works like that. It’s about figuring out what makes you smile and what makes you feel that rush. Do you know that rush? It’s the one you feel when something is exciting, when you are working towards something you believe in or something that you find completely amazing. Personal, professional, physical, doesn’t matter.

Think about it right now, what makes you come alive?

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An Unexpected Valentine’s Day

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Surprise bouquet at the office, delicious candlelit dinner at the fanciest restaurant with the finest bottle of wine and a night out dancing and strolling by the water…

That was not my Valentine’s Day.

I have been sick for the past week, but don’t worry I will not bore you (or disgust you) with the details.

Somehow, I was still able to have a pretty damn sweet Valentine’s Day. Boyfriend brought me flowers and some grape juice, which I enjoyed in a fancy wine glass while I ate a dairy-free and fairly unseasoned pasta on my freezing kitchen. I could not eat chocolates or any other sweets for that matter and all the dancing I did was from the kitchen to the sofa, where I killed that grape juice while we watched nothing else but the Valentine’s Day movie (permission to gag).

Yes, I was upset about the food choice and evident lack of wine and cheese. Yes, I wish we could have done the long weekend road trip we originally planned, but you know what?

Sh*t happens and you still are able to smile. I wasn’t able to stuff my face with complicated dishes, fancy cheese and gulps of wine? Eh, I saved the calories?

In all seriousness, I’m grateful I could even eat. I also had love, which is kind of the point of this so-called Holiday, so why was I complaining? Oh yeah, because I am obsessed with cheese.

Wordless Wednesday: Remembering Spring

As the cold strikes harder here in New York City, I want to dedicate this Wordless Wednesday to those beautiful spring flowers that are currently on vacation. Miss you guys.

“When spring came, even the false spring, there were no problems except where to be happiest. The only thing that could spoil a day was people and if you could keep from making engagements, each day had no limits. People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself.” 
― Ernest Hemingway

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It’s the little things…

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because flowers are not necessary but always bring a smile 

because you remember the little things that matter

because you keep finding ways to make me smile…