Archive 2012 September

Sunday Morning

After waking up to a little white fur ball demanding to be taken outside, I rolled out of bed at 7 am on a Sunday to take my roommate’s dog for a brisk walk. I have no complaints since the adorable little pup cuddled up next to me all night long. When we got back from our walk, I did some yoga (which I’ve never done right away in the morning and it was amazing) followed by painting. I’m still not good, but I had fun sketching out this palm tree and painting it!

Overall, it’s been a pretty great Sunday morning for 9:30 am.

“Driving slow on Sunday morning,
And I never want to leave.”

– Maroon 5

Oh, happy day!

I just can’t even put into words how good of a mood I am in right now. The amount of things I’m thankful for far exceeds all my fingers and toes. I hope everyone is having as awesome of a day as I am, and if you’re not? See here.

Just a FEW of the reasons why today is just oh so wonderful:

– I’m all moved in to my fabulous new house
– Today was the first day of my senior year of college and I was so busy. I love being busy. This summer was so boring. The business gave me a fulfillment I haven’t had for months
– My graphic design class is going to be SO much fun. I’ve always wanted to learn.
– I have a skype date with my man shortly. Gahhhhhh.
– Running into a friend I haven’t seen in months who never fails to make my day
– Starting the day with a phone call to my mama
– I get to spend Friday & Saturday with my best friend
– Oh, and it’s my 21st birthday tomorrow… : )

Life is SO good. Counting my blessings and giving lots of thanks tonight.

“Be so happy that when others look at you they become happy too.”

Middle of the Night Pondering

It’s 4 am, I’ve been unable to sleep for two hours without any cause or understanding. I need the sleep too, but ah well, I’ll never pass up an opportunity to write. I found this excellent quote killing time until my eyelids begin to droop again and I had a strong need to share it:

“Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you. Never excuse yourself. Never pity yourself. Be a hard master to yourself-and be lenient to everybody else.”

– Henry Ward Beecher

 

I was completely taken back when I read this. Aren’t we supposed to forgive ourselves for everything and nurture our fragile self esteem by making excuses for all our behaviors? We then use this train of thought to blame all those around us and expect better from them then we are willing to do ourselves. 

Maybe we all followed this line of thinking we’d have less blame, more personal responsibility and a better society as a whole. 

It might be late and I might be overly tired, but this is perfect. 

 

I’m no artist

But goodness I love painting!

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