Monday, May 21, 2018

Being found

During the service at my church last Sunday the choir I sing  sang this song called "You Will Be Found" which is actually from the Broadway musical "Dear Evan Hansen." I really liked singing this song because it's all about how people don't have to feel alone. Although I can't share the recording of us singing, I did find a clip of a group of people joining together to sing it online. Wherever you're reading this, know that you aren't alone because I care and I hope you find happiness in each day. I wish you peace and much love now and always.


Sunday, May 20, 2018

Seeing the world in a book

The cartographer Abraham Ortelius was born today in 1527 and he created the first atlas. Although now we have Google and other computer programs to show us where things are in the world, I rather liked looking places up in atlases. We had one in my house growing up and it had all these pictures of people and places I'd never been to and where I might go someday. It somehow made me feel strangely adventurous. To whoever might read this, I wish you every happiness in wherever life takes you!

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Hats!

As Prince Harry married Meghan Markle today, it got me thinking about how much I love it that women in England typically wear hats to weddings (well at least to really fancy weddings anyway.) I've resolved that if I go to a wedding that's big and fancy I'm going to wear a fascinator, just because I can and I want to. I saw one on the internet today that (although it's really crazy expensive) I still really liked it. I just think it would be fun to wear it. Even if I don't end up going to a wedding, sometimes I like wearing fancy things randomly because it motivates me to go and do something special that merits wearing something fancy. When it comes down to it though, really I justI like feeling pretty!

To see a picture of the fascinator I mentioned follow this link (the fascinator I was talking about is the dark green one on the left of this page): https://www.pinterest.com/pin/404549979014517612/?amp_client_id=oxO_nbSpUIF_sS9bQorGzyeClBkzNvr4GygMteBWEzJ-N8YjSSHWrK0ozFt3jvNW&mweb_unauth_id=b6bd27cc363ec3cfdc7e21e6c4eff630.


Friday, May 18, 2018

Wanna be funny?

It's the comedian Tina Fey's birthday and I found this clip of her giving advice about being funny. I thought I'd share it here because being funny is fun!

Happy Friday everyone!


Thursday, May 17, 2018

Some peaceful music for a Thursday

It's the singer Enya's birthday and to celebrate it I thought I'd share a song she sang that gives me a lot of peace when I listen to it. To everyone who reads this posting, I wish you much peace now and always.


Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Lilacs!

Today I was walking down the street on my way home from work and there was an old man cutting lilacs off of a bush. As I was walking past he saw that I was admiring the lilacs and he stopped and randomly gave me some.  We chatted about the weather and how his day was and then I thanked him and went on my way.  I like spontaneous acts of kindness like that. Plus, the lilacs reminded me of where I grew up as there's a lilac bush by my family's house in Michigan so that memory made the incident today seem really happy. People can be really kind and flowers are always pretty and when I think of those things my life seems just that much better!


Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Super happy to raise money for programs for people with epilepsy

I just wanted to give an update that today I found out that the Epilepsy Foundation New England was able to raise over $200,000 from a walk fundraiser they held last weekend. I'm so excited for them as their programs benefit so many people myself included. One of my favorite programs that the Foundation hosts is art therapy sessions which are super fun. I'm forever grateful to the Foundation's staff and I'm so pleased that I could be part of helping them raise money so that many other people can also benefit from their services. If you're in the New England area and want to find out more about the Epilepsy Foundation New England visit their website at: https://www.epilepsynewengland.org.