little things.

Monday, April 29, 2013

+ the sound of the rain hitting the windows in the morning when you're still laying in bed.
+ having more pillows on your bed than you know what to do with.
+ when the library has all of the books on your list.
+ lush products {i will never not use this stuff; blousey is my favorite beauty product ever}.
+ when it actually feels like spring.
+ caprese salad season.
+ the great gatsby trailer that i can't stop watching.
+ finding an emmylou harris lp in the dollar bin.
+ dates that you will always remember.
+ essie's splash of grenadine.
+ sleeping in with G.
+ sparkling clementine juice.
+ finally getting around to watching a movie that you end up loving.
+ affirmations.

rejoicing in ordinary things is not sentimental or trite. it actually takes guts. each time we drop our complaints and allow everyday good fortune to inspire us, we enter the warrior's world. pema chodron

a little post on kindness & faith.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

i have to share a story today.. of one beautiful person and one of the most heartfelt moments i have, thankfully, experienced in my life.

one of my dearest internet friends, jessee, is a very, very talented artist. i constantly ogle over her amazing artisitc abilities while she ogles over silly things that G does.

in march, jessee posted the above photo on her instagram feed and i immediately commented on how much i adored this piece, even more than i usually fall in love with her work. it was exactly the reminder that i needed at a hard point in my life. i was so grateful.

shortly thereafter, i received the sweetest email from jessee and i don't know if i have ever been so touched as i was that day. she told me that she was thinking of me when she created this brilliant thing. that she created something as beautiful as that with me in her mind as inspiration and that she was sending me the original! i was flabbergasted and moved and touched beyond belief. i don't know that i've ever felt such sincere and genuine appreciation for a person (especially one that i only know via the internet).

i wanted to share this sweet story because i want to remember it always, but also because jessee caught me at a really prominent time in my life. when i needed it the most, she graced me with such a simple and sincere act of kindness that i clung to. i will cherish this work of art, jessee, and i will always remember the faith that you gave to me when i needed it the most. i hope that i can always remember to be kind, first and foremost. you never know how much your kindness could help someone.

and please, please, please be sure to check out jessee's wonderful shop on society 6 where you can see and purchase more of her beautiful work. such a talented friend she is!

meanwhile, i am finally catching my breath and eager to jump back into things. hopefully, you will be hearing from me a lot more soon.


so what can i do?

Monday, April 8, 2013

...but throw my hands up in the air and hang on to what this life has given me? i can take pretty photos and tackle home projects and love my husband so much that it crushes me. i can distract my mind with inspiring things and my hands with work that needs doing. i can focus on god to try to fill the hole in my heart that i know can't be reached. but what can you do? 

what else can you do?

there is nothing but the faith of the future that keeps tugging you down the path of life. it's jolty and jarring and it feels like it will break you, but what other choice is there?

every day, i have to live with myself. i have to wake up and greet the day because i know that each day is a gift. the longing, the desperation, the earth-shattering ache inside me that i feel cannot be tamed. it is a part of me now. and every day is a battle inside me to remain myself and to endure the pain and still grasp the beauty of the world.

what else is there to do?


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