This week let's focus on moments. The slow ones. The good ones. The coasting on easy street ones, with the wind whipping through our hair and our favorite song on. They are going to be there, they always are- so let's pay attention to them. Let's notice them and wrap them around us. It's so easy to be weighed down by the other stuff.
This is your story. Embrace it. Hold it. All of it. Love it for all its pain and joy. The stuff you wish you had but you don't. The stuff you wish you didn't have- but do. It's exactly how it's supposed to be. If the what ifs come true it's because they are meant to happen. And if it happens we will be able to handle them. We've always found a way so far, haven't we?
Scream it from the mountains.- This is my life.
Let's play a happiness game. Everyone wins. I'll start. These things make me happy.
MOVIE IN THE PARK:
Our neighborhood park showed the movie Frozen at dusk.
We walked there and it felt like sun ripened Summer. I wish you could have heard all the little children belting out the songs from the movie. The sweet little symphony of their voices was perfection that also caused a little ache.
NOTES FROM THE UNIVERSE:
Yes, the actual UNIVERSE sends you an email each day. Here's an example one.
The one thing all famous authors, world-class athletes, business tycoons,
singers, actors, and celebrated achievers in any field have in common, Chrissy,
is that they all began their journeys when they were none of these things.
Yet still, they began their journeys.
You are so poised for greatness,
One day, they're going to name something big after you, Chrissy!
Like a statue, a college... or a hurricane.
The website to sign up is www.tut.com
TUT (Totally Unique Thoughts) believes that everyone is special, that every life is meaningful, and that we're all here to learn that dreams do come true. We also believe that "thoughts become things," and that imagination is the gift that can bring love, health, abundance, and happiness into our lives. They are just so totally right up my alley. Thanks Alyssa for sharing with me!
My friend Kristi hand makes her unique vintage signs and she let me have one to give away on Instagram over the weekend. It was so fun and I wanted to give every single person one. Follow her on Facebook. She does give-aways all the time. And she's awesome. Daily.
I'm so excited to hang these bad boys in our back yard. (I mean I can't wait for Michael to hang them). Twinkle lights and little light bulbs are the greatest decorations in the world. They instantly lower blood pressure and increase happy according to a true fact I just made up to prove my point. Most of life can not be done or undone with one big sweeping thing. You can't flip a switch and turn on a big light for most important things. We just have to turn on one little light bulb at a time. Soon after time they will light the way.
Man, today was TOUGH. Grey was out of control. I look over pictures from our relaxing weekend and all I remember is good though.
And just like that he learned to blow bubbles. Watching it is the greatest thing ever. He makes an Fffffff sound and I bet as much spit as bubbles come out.
Doesn't it officially feel like Summer? They usually don't get dairy, but we cheated. They wore so much more than they ate anyway.
I love that his cone says "Joy" and I didn't even notice until now.
And we hung out and listened to a parking lot band covered in sticky vanilla. There's so much beauty everywhere you look. I love to watch Grey feel live music. It's biblical.
This picture is for you and my Friend Sarah and her hashtag #wheresyourheadstand Feel free to play along. Ours was at River Park farmer's market.
The fact that you are here with me. Reading, caring, loving, life-adventuring- you are awesome. I love your comments and stories and emails. I'm so glad we are friends.
Maybe with our new happy glasses Monday won't be so bad.
Find me on Facebook, friend. Let's share happy.