Since Valentine's Day is this week, I will be blogging about the things that I love all week. Sound like fun? Yes? No? Oh well, I'm doing it anyway. :D
First off, let me start by wishing you all a Happy Valentine's Day! I hope you all had a lovely day. So far, we've covered my love for inspiration, books and movies. Today we're going to talk about something I discovered today that I fell in love with: being content.
content - in a state of peaceful happiness; desiring no more than what one has; satisfied.
Like inspiration, being content isn't a physical "thing" that you can touch but it does touch your heart and can liberate you more than you can imagine.
I was trying so hard not to be bitter about Valentine's Day but the amount of phoniness I've witnessed today put me on edge. I've never seen so many men or just people in general walking around with roses. You never see stuff like that on a regular basis. Do people only do this stuff on Valentine's Day? It's so fake. You shouldn't need an excuse to buy someone flowers. As I was walking by a flower shop today, some guy literally told me to "move!" so he can get to the flower displays first. Not that I was even going in there, or that I'm even remotely surprised since this is New York and people are rude, but if the person I'm dating ever did that to someone else, I'd be embarassed. Just for that, I hope Mr. Get Out Of My Way didn't get "lucky" tonight. Yeah. It's like that. Also, don't touch me bro.
Another thing that annoyed me today was the amount of women demanding gifts from their boyfriends. I was shopping in Forever 21 today and this girl was flat out telling her boyfriend that since it's Valentine's Day, he should buy her whatever she wants...and maybe some Chanel. What I'd like to know is why men date such self-centered gold diggers. Where's the justice? Nice girls..and guys...always finish last. :(
Being all around this relationship drama made me realize something: I am so content with my relationship status. My last relationship was nothing but pressure, and when I didn't live up to a certain idea, I got hurt. I don't need crap like that in my life. Don't get me wrong; there's definitely someone I wish I could be with right now, but like I always say: timing is everything.
Instead of dealing with expectations today, I spent the day with my mom. We went shopping and had a nice pancake feast at IHOP. Sure it may sound cheesy but I wouldn't have had it any other way. I've learned that it's time to take care of my heart for a change and stop worrying about who I'm disappointing.
"The secret to contentment is to realize that life is a gift, not a right."
How did you spend your Valentine's Day?
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