Wednesday, September 12, 2018

September 10-12

September 10

Things in My Closet Right Now:
  • An N64
  • The Lizzie McGuire Movie on DVD
  • Karate belts
  • Hiking backpack 
  • Pairs of Converse: 3

September 11

I can't say how much I appreciate today. Real talks with the cousin, a night drive, familiar faces and new ones, too. Conversations of encouragement that let people know you're on their side. Realizing everyone can change. "I am who You say I am."

September 12

"It's nice to be important, but it's important to be nice."

Sunday, September 9, 2018

September 9

This morning my mother was sitting in the garden and I came out and spoke to her and a butterfly landed on my finger. It was a moment of such peace and I laughed and we were both sort of amazed. I like to think that I made a new fluttery friend today.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

September 8

This morning I learned about how God reconciled me before I was even saved - reconciled when I was still powerless.

Little Things of Beauty:

  • That moment at 2:39 in "I Miss Those Days" by Bleachers
  • New navy shirts
  • Friends who care
  • Christ who also cares
  • Ink pens that glide
  • Laughter after a really bad day
  • Chocolate anything

Friday, September 7, 2018

September 7

Image result for nina cried power hozier

I wasn't having too great of a day after work on account of spending too much time in Ann Taylor Loft and subsequently eating a cookie and part of a brownie for dinner (chocolate chip, in case you were wondering). But the day was redeemed by a spontaneous kickboxing session and the best song I've heard in a long time, Hozier's "Nina Cried Power." Probably one of my favorites all year, maybe even five years. Such soul and feeling.

  • Buy old used soul records
  • Get into the greats - Neil Young, James Brown, Aretha, Marvin Gaye
  • Sync Leon's new album (and the xx) to iPod
  • Read biographies

*EP cover courtesy of Hozier.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

September 6

It's funny how the Lord provides what I need even when I don't know what I need.

Shannon came in today and she had these beautiful packages and they were for me, for my birthday. She bought me all of these beautiful things from Anthropologie, which is a store I want to shop at now, and it made me feel so blessed, and the words of her card were rich and joyful and it filled up my heart with good things.

She even got me a pin that says "Look on the bright side," and I already feel that as my ethos for this crazy incredible, beautiful "25" year.