This rings so true in my life right now. I have this horrible tendency to get into “survival mode” and just try to make it through X amount of minutes/hours/days/weeks/months/years until “life” will start or until whatever I’m trying to get through is over… but the thing is, those minutes/hours/days/weeks/months/years are all life–every one of them. If don’t stop and appreciate each of those as they come, one day I’ll look back and wonder where the time went. that’s one of my biggest struggles… to take each day as it comes and be thankful for each of them. So that is part of why I love this so much. It is kind of a slap in the face to me and reminds me to be real about things!
I hope this post finds everyone enjoying their Friday nights! Have a happy weekend, blogland!
“For a long time it seemed to me that life was about to begin- real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life. This perspective has helped me to see there is no way to happiness; happiness is the way. So treasure every moment you have and remember that time waits for no one. Happiness is a journey, not a destination.” (Souza)
This one is a bit lengthy, but it’s one of my favorites. It’s from G.K. Chesterton, as said in his book Orthodoxy. Right now, as I’m glancing at the clock and wondering why in the great world I’m awake right now (as I’ve been complaining of pure mental and physical exhaustion since the moment I got out of bed) it brings me peace knowing that it’s okay to be tired, for my God never grows tired! He has eternal energy and His promises are to renew my tired, heavy spirits every minute of every day. Enjoy & goodNIGHT!
“The thing I mean can be seen, for instance, in children; when they find some game or joke that they especially enjoy. A child kicks his legs rhythmically through excess, not absence, of life. Because children have abounding vitality, because they are, in spirit, fierce and free. Therefore they want things repeated and and unchanged. They always say, “do it again!” and the grown-up person does it again until he is nearly dead. For grown-up people are not strong enough to exhault in monotony. But perhaps God is strong enough to exhault in monotony. It is possible that God says every morning, “do it again!” to the sun and every evening, “do it again!” to the moon. It may not be automatic necessity that makes all daisies alike, it may be that God makes every daisy separately, but has never got tired of making them. It may be that He has the eternal appetite of infancy. For we have sinned and grown old, and our Father is younger than we are.” (G.K. Chesterton)
I am sitting here this morning, drinking my morning cup’o joe. My coffee cup is WAY cute. It’s from the Liberty of London Line at Target. It’s a big floral pattern and it caught my eye the second I saw it.I recently became a pattern design and craft junkie. I don’t know where this came from, as I was never one to experiment with my inner-craftiness as a child and hated art class all through grade school. But, within the last year or so, I have become one to spend any extra money I have on craft supplies and spend hours browsing pattern blogs and designer websites. Like this. Or this. And this!
This past year has been a whirlwind for me. It has been almost exactly 11 months since I last posted on here, and this morning, while staring at my presh coffee cup, I decided that this is going to be the start of something new. I want to use this blog to feature my craft projects and showcase designers I love, and patterns I die for (!!!).
Side note: I’m also a word junkie. I spend hours (no.. really!) reading quotes and looking for song lyrics that move me. I’m one to use quotes or letters or words on any of my crafts, so with that being said, I hope to use this as a medium to share quotes that particularly strike me and make me think, laugh, smile, or whatever. 🙂
So, without further adieu, welcome to my quotes&crafts and stuff inbetween blog. Ready? Set?