Something you are reading
I have subscriptions to three magazines - Fitness, Whole Living, and Traveler. Fitness and Whole Living always seem to arrive on the same day. It's mailbox healthy day :-)
I was listening to my "Happy Running List" playlist while getting ready for work. I love this playlist. The music puts a smile on my face and gets me moving. It is also my favorite running list and contains my all time favorite song. I know that I have probably shared this video before, but just in case you haven't seen it, here it is again:
("Smilin' so hard my mind looks like a capital U" - love that line!)
It was a rough morning ... getting out of bed was sooooo hard. I had to rush and missed my morning coffee and bagel, so I stopped at the deli in my building. They actually have awesome coffee - hazelnut flavored. This sister needs her caffeine :-)
Just water running from the faucet. I took this picture at the end of a not very good day. I was feeling very discouraged after some things that happened in my day. As I was on the metro coming home, I thought about water and it's cleansing properties. It washes away dirt and nourishes our body. I definitely needed to wash away a bad day. So, I had a glass of wine and took a lavender scented bath :-)
Something you bought
How cool are my new running shoes!! I was so excited to see them come in the mail. I bought them in the store a few days earlier, but had to place an order if I wanted the hot pink ones. And of course I wanted the hot pink ones :-) They make me smile. I tried them out today and I love them. However, after about 3 months of no running, I definitely have a lot of ground to gain back.
I was pretty pleased to realize that this was about the sweetest treat in my possession - that was before today when I discovered the chocolate covered espresso beans in the back of the pantry :-) I actually really love this juice. I discovered it when I was sick a few weeks back. It's a great juice for when you are not feeling well - or for when you just want some immune system boosting juice :-)
Someone you love
I love Jesus so much and I have been thinking about grace a lot. Grace is so amazing. So many times I feel like a complete screw up. I feel like I let God down and I let myself down. But regardless of whatever happens, grace is always there to rebuild and restore me. I am learning to receive it and I think that this word "grace" is a big theme for me this year. It's definitely an area that I am growing in. For someone who is really hard on themselves, grace is like a breath of fresh air - I just need to remember to inhale it.