day seven of my #100joyfuldays is a dreary, rainy one—but i’m extra thankful for comfort foods on #rainy days. #rainraingoaway #comfortfood #congee #粥 #죽 #100happydays #100happydebras
day five of my #100joyfuldays :) today is kind of exciting (and a little bit scary) because i’m trying something new—i’m opening an #etsy shop!
come and visit me: www.etsy.com/shop/starsoaked :)
day four of my #100joyfuldays has been filled with lots and lots of laughter thanks to good friends and the game #spotit (hip edition) :) #hotpotatostyle #wemeanbusiness #noelevating #nocurling #100happydays #100happydebras
day three of my #100joyfuldays—today is an especially joyful day because alex will be back tonight and he won’t be going anywhere again any time soon :) but in the meantime, i’m enjoying my quiet saturday morning with this 1000 piece dolphin puzzle that @mchu21 got me for christmas #100happydays #100happydebras #puzzletherapy
it’s only day two of my #100joyfuldays and i’m already learning that it’s not quite as easy as simply declaring that i will choose joy—tears were cried, walls were punched, knuckles were bruised—but today is a new day and i will take it one day at a time. #breathein #breatheout #arttherapy #100happydays #100happydebras
i have to admit, it’s been 2 years since i graduated from college and i still haven’t found my stride yet—my place in the world, my corner of the sky. but today, today could’ve been a turning point. and instead, i’m faced with yet another closed door when i really thought i’d finally found my footing. which makes it unusually perfect for me to start my own 100 happy days because more than ever, i need to remember to choose joy—a joy that is deeply rooted in God’s faithful and trustworthy love for me.
when anxiety was great within me, your comfort brought joy to my soul.
the funny thing is, i was supposed to hear back from this job “early this week” which technically means monday, tuesday, or at latest, wednesday. and boy did i obsessively check my email for those three days. and up until wednesday night, i had no plan B—once again, all my eggs were placed in this one seemingly perfect basket and i had no idea what i’d do if it didn’t work out. it wasn’t until late last night (wednesday night) that a rough plan B was suggested to me, and i felt a glimmer of hope beyond this job that i had put all my hope in. maybe God was waiting until i had a rough plan B to keep my hope alive before breaking the bad news to me—maybe that’s why i found out today (thursday morning) instead of actually “early this week.” and who knows if this plan B will even pan out, but i’m sure if it doesn’t, by that time, God will have placed another hopeful glimmer on the horizon.
i tried to write about real things. i wanted to describe the world, because to live in an undescribed world was too lonely.
- Nicole Krauss, The History of Love, 7
"today, my grandpa keeps an old, candid photo on his nightstand of my grandma and him laughing together at some party in the 1960’s. my grandma passed away from cancer in 1999 when I was 7. this evening when i was at his house, my grandpa caught me staring at the photo. he walked up, hugged me from behind and said, remember, just because something doesn’t last forever, doesn’t mean it wasn’t worth your while.”
"it won’t always be easy but we’ll always be laughing. or crying sometimes, i don’t know, but either way we’ll always be feeling, and that’s huge because plenty of married couples eventually get to the point where they forget to feel. and i know we’re not perfect and things get weird but we take care of each other and we’re each other’s home and really, what else is there?"
- mila jaroniec, will you marry me?
lover? i don’t know. i don’t know if she loves me. i don’t know if i love her.
all i can say is, she’s the one i think about. all the time. she’s the voice i want to hear. she’s the face i hope to see.
- Sophie Kinsella, I’ve Got Your Number, 427