*a savior no grave could contain. i think every day leading up to Easter deserves a Jesus shout out here on RTA. that’s how i’m preparing myself for Easter and keeping the meaning of this holiday at the forefront of my week.
*laughter. perspective. levity. hope. i’m thankful i have learned not to take life too seriously and to enjoy the moment. we talked about “being” vs. “becoming” in one of my classes this week, and my introspection led me to realize that i subscribe to the “being” philosophy of trying to embrace each moment and day for the experience it’s worth and prioritize the here-and-now over the process of trying to plan for the future. i’m thankful for a spontaneous soul and a heart of laughter. above all else, i love to laugh.
*uniqueness. we are so quick to judge others — i do it all the time before i can even think about it, and i want to slap myself afterwards. we all excel at something, and thank God for diversity: in looks, in dress, in talent, in preferences, in dreams. we can learn so much from people who are nothing like us. i hope i never forget that.
*Kind granola. (have to have a food in here, obv.) i admittedly can’t buy loose granola b/c i have no self-control around it, but i like to keep a bar in my purse for breakfast or a class snack, and i’m such a fan of Kind’s products (and the act that they donate $10,000 every month to support a different cause!). my April Birchbox arrived last night and included today’s breakfast (they don’t usually have food in them, so this was a lovely little surprise):
Maple Pumpkin Seed with Sea Salt. ummmm what? so so so good. the pumpkin/maple/salt/coconut combo is my absolute fave so far, and they’re only 150 calories too! i’ll def be buying these. hello, new breakfast.
*spring wardrobe. once these babies been taken out of hibernation, there’s no turning back. i don’t care how many 30 degree mornings April bestows upon us: i’m declaring it boat shoe season.
it seriously makes my heart happy to see these on my bedroom floor again when i wake up, and i will have a difficult time parting from them for .5 seconds from now until, um, November. my parents put our boat in last weekend (and had the pleasure of waking up to see it covered in snow, brrrrpppp), so i’m mentally (and stylistically) ready for summer. bring it.
*faith. love when my daily phone app devo hits right at home: anything to do with travel/journey metaphors are speaking my language. challenging, encouraging, and so good.
Tell me something for which you’re thankful today/this week!
Favorite kind of granola? 🙂