If you follow me on instagram, you may have caught this photo from Valentine's Day. Each year on Valentine's Day, Adrian and I like to show some extra love to three of my very favorite lady friends. Two of them are single and I know that Valentine's Day can be tough on the fabulously independent ladies.
This year, Adrian actually came up with the idea to spray paint some vases and fill them with brightly colored flowers. We had to go a couple different places but we eventually found some suitable flowers.
A few weeks before Valentine's Day, I spotted this incredible little book, "She" by Kobi Yamada, on Alejandra's blog, Imaginale. I bought the book for myself immediately. The minute it arrived at my house, I sat down and read it over and over again. It reminded me so much of how I'd always dreamed I would be. With so much heart and radiance and joie de vivre. And after a few years of battling out some anxiety, I feel like I am finally headed back in that direction of bright smiles and a full heart.
So of course, a few days later, I went back on Amazon and ordered four more copies to give out to some important girls. Then, on Valentine's Day, Adrian and I headed out to deliver the flowers and this the greatest little book, reminding them that they are absolutely wonderful ladies whose friendship brightens our time here in Chicago.
I wholeheartedly recommend buying this book for every woman you adore. It is such a necessary reminder to keep chasing those dreams and to continue to discover whatever it is that makes us come alive.
Sigh. Flowers and a beautiful book. I am loving life these days.