little things.

so i’ve been in a bit of a funk — you know, one of those “i’m a little down on life” spells. thankfully these funks don’t come around too often, but sometimes that makes them all the more difficult to wrap my head & heart around when they do.

there’s usually never an instant “fix” for such times and i’ve learned i must simply ride out the funk & “will” myself through, so-to-speak. and one of the most effective (not to mention quickest) ways to ditch the blues is focusing on “the little things.”

so this weekend i did just that & i can honestly say the funkiness of the last few days has hit the road — so, so thankful for the following list of “little things” that filled my weekend  & kicked my blues to the curb.

love letter: how i love a handwritten note. i arrived home on Friday to find a card from Chels laying on my bed that she had written the day she left the U.S. for New Zealand. she’s been gone now for almost two weeks & i had yet to be “emotional” — remember, i don’t like saying goodbye — but boy that didn’t last long. two sentences into her letter & the tears started flowing…thanks, Chels, you shouldn’t have.

"The love you show me is far beyond earthly -- something I've never shared with a friend before. So thank you (and Jesus) for that."

wedding bells: so maybe this isn’t the best example of a “little thing” seeing as that marriage is one of the BIGGEST things in life — but i so enjoyed all of the thoughtful little details at my darling friend Amber’s wedding this weekend. Amber & I graduated with the same degree from UNC and consequently have spent many hours together working on projects & just hanging out. It was so special to see all of the details we talked about together last year come to life — and WOW, what a stunning bride she was!

flower wreaths of an "A" & "J" hung on the chapel doors. LOVED.

for your conenience --- all bases were covered in the ladies room.

beverage bar.

wise words: Haysie sent me this quote last week & i nearly cried on the spot while reading it. it’s been a while since i’ve read Shane Claiborn’s book Irresistible Revolution, but his words still hit the bull’s-eye of my heart.

“People started asking me what I was going to do when I graduated from college. People always want to define you by what you do. I started saying, ‘I’m not too concerned with what I am going to do. I am more interested in who I am becoming. I want to be a lover of God and people.’ I was convinced that what we do is not nearly as important as who we are.”

organization: i’ve mentioned before that when i’m stressed i tend to organize & clean to counter the stress — the same can be said for when i’m sad too. for months my paint/art supplies were heaped together in a pile of chaos…but not anymore. mom brought an unused tool box home from school & i finally got around to eliminating some chaos — it’s perfect.

justin timberlake: mr. timberlake has been my celebrity crush since i was 10 & he’ll forever be one of my favorite entertainers. if you have yet to see his hip-hop “duet” w. jimmy fallon, you’re in for a treat. follow this link over to Hulu & enjoy a lesson in the history of hip-hop (:

okie doke, this gal has a crazy busy week ahead, but thanks to the aforementioned little things (and many more) it shall be a week free of funk. now it’s time for some quality shut-eye…heading to bed w. a heart full of gratitude.

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