Today has been an incredible day. Not only am I single, but I am totally okay with that, especially when I get to spend the day celebrating with awesome people.
I was telling Anthony on the way home that I feel more like myself when I'm around these particular people. They may say that this is not necessarily a good thing, but hey- I like myself! (haha)
But seriously, I have had a wonderful day. I got up early (and it was a super gorgeous day) to deliver cupcakes. [success]
And tonight, I went with Anthony, Amy, Dave, Hannah and Nate to Belgian Waffle and Pancake House for dinner. I almost peed myself from laughing so hard. I love nights like that.
(Look at her dainty pinky! SO DAINTY.)
(Brendan and Lindsey are two of the cutest kids I have ever met.)
(Secretly, he's my valentine.)
I am so thrilled to know these people. I'm not a very good photographer... and I didn't get ANY pictures of Anthony, Hannah or Nate, but oh well. Amy IS a good photographer and she got some good pictures, so check out her post, here.
Since it is Valentine's Day, here are a couple of things I've been thinking about:
In a study involving a group of lovelorn Stanford undergrads, researchers discovered that high-octane romantic love might be a natural analgesic.
Love's painkilling effect isn't just that the person is distracted by thoughts of the loved one -- although that works, too. Instead, the researchers found that feeling "head-over-heels" activates the same dopamine-oriented centers of the brain that tune in to illicit drugs such as cocaine.
"These pain-relieving systems are linked to reward systems," said Dr. Sean Mackey, senior author of a paper appearing online Oct. 13 in PLoS One. "Love engages these deep brain systems that are involved with reward and craving and similar systems involved in addiction."
Check out the article!
Love: a benevolent intent focused toward the well-being of others, as affecting the heart's electromagnetic pattern
So what have we learned?
1. Being single is perfectly fine.
2. Friends are awesome.
3. Laughter is actually good for you.
4. Anthony is awesome.
5. His family is also awesome.
6. Love is better than cocaine.
7. Love actually affects your physical heart.
Cheers; I love you ALL!
:) :) :)