i love this song...the flaming lips rock hard so this is a sweet departure from their norm. it came on the radio today while i was driving in the car, with the windows rolled down, and squinting my eyes due to the lovely sunshine. and then...i realized. i realized how much i am loved. i realized how many gifts i had gotten on this "national holiday" we like to call valentine's day. i realized how special i felt at that exact moment. and the funny thing is, i don't have a boyfriend, or significant other, or "special someone" to bring me to these realizations. don't get me wrong, i'm excited for the day where i will, but i don't right now. and i'm okay with that. today, instead of being sad about what i don't have, i completely soaked up what i did. god has given me so much, not only in life, but just in the past 24 hours. i had the best date ever with him all day (i'm saying this, being aware of how cheesy it may sound)...but it's true. i mean, just look at all the things he did for me today:
-allowed me to sleep in...always a great thing
-gave me some precious time with him running at forest park on a beautiful, sunny day
-played one of my favorite love songs on the radio
-blessed me with time to spend with my sister and one of my best friends
- let me hold a beautiful baby who had just entered the world on this special day when i visited my mom at work (she works on the mother baby floor of a hospital for those of you who are confused)
- gave me time to relax and reflect
it was a beautiful day and i'm so blessed to have such a thoughtful and loving valentine.