Today I’m fond of this mini book of 172 things ‘to do’ in order to increase your level of accomplishment byBrandy Fedoruk. Things I could check off if they were listed in the book:
– even out a row of brownies
– wikipedia everything
– wear the same pair of pants for a week straight
– dust the bookshelf with your sleeve
– make a lame attempt at doing a pull-up
image: Dan McMahon
I seem to have this habit of getting stuck on one thing and I really love it (borderline obsession love it) until I tire and move on. Sometimes it manifests itself in the form of a movie, like that one summer when I was nine and watched Mighty Ducks every single day. Sometimes it manifests itself in a food, like the month I put mustard on everything. And right now it manifests itself in the beauty of fabric wrapping. I’m spending my days studyingthese tutorials from Chewing the Cud and thrift shopping for pretty scarves. It’s going to be hard to kick this one.
The talented ladies of One Charming Party invited me to their blog last week where I posted ideas for astrawberry breakfast party. Are you impressed with my watercolor skills? Check out all the details, including afull tutorial for the tin can favors, on OCP.
photos: Leslie Tippetts
Michelle asked me to take part in her love out loud series focused on finding joy in the everyday. I specifically talked about following your heart pertaining to starting a business. Now doing what you want for “a living” (I don’t make enough to consider it a living yet) may help in the daily happy scale but it’s not the problem solver, there are a lot of obstacles and trials that come with it too. I realize that most people aren’t in the position to take the leap and often have to go with what seems to be the more practical choice. But no matter your position, you can always find your happy somewhere. You can find your happy in a quiet morning, in a sunny day, in a nice welcome home hug, in a delicious meal, in allowing yourself a break, in a call from a friend, in the good song that comes on the radio, in the small moments.
Somedays are just the worst. Somedays you find yourself mourning for people across the world and you can do very little. Somedays you feel sorry for yourself and somedays you feel sorry for others. Recognize those feelings, allow yourself to be sad but don’t forget the happy. Because even on the worst of days, there is always happy to be found.