Friday, February 10, 2017

enjoy your life, friends

The day my sister and I had the best strawberry milkshake known to man.

Yo, life is too short not to have fun and enjoy every second, y'all. 

I know we get dragged down sometimes by the drudgery of life: we go to class, church, work, and back home again on a seemingly infinite loop. Sometimes it seems like all that we hope for is still a long way off, but don't miss out on the joy of the ordinary, the everyday, the right-now. Each day we can ask the Lord to help us lean into His love and the soul-filling purpose of our lives.

"So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, 
do it all for the glory of God." 
~ 1st Corinthians 10:31

 What does God want to do in and through me today? How can my morning bowl of oatmeal and email-answering at work and reading Pride and Prejudice in the evenings bring glory to God?


ERIN'S LIST OF LITTLE JOYS

Meeting Ellen. Sort of.


She's surprisingly cardboard in person.

Jumping rope. Ok, this one's weird. (Not that meeting Ellen wasn't, LOL). But....I've been getting so bored with running constantly, and wanted to mix up my workout routine a little bit and let me just say that WOW, I love jumping rope?! It makes me feel like a little kid again.

Daydreaming. As my college graduation looms ever nearer (three months, guys!), I can't help but dream of working as a full-time writer. How amazing would it be to write freelance from home, and write novels, and edit books, and publish books, and oh my goodness BOOKS. The Lord has been pulling at my heartstrings about this lately; more on that to come later, possibly...

+ What about you? What are three things that you are just out-of-your-mind grateful for today? And tell me about your life, yo! What's new? 

10 comments:

  1. Yes! I agree, we ought to look for the best in every situation - there's always something to be happy about! :) Have you ever read any of Ann Voskamp's books (or her blog)? They really inspired me to stop and count the ways God blesses and gives to me daily..

    I like your list too. :) Skipping is a great way to get exercise! Let's see, three things I'm grateful for right now: roadtripping with friends, homemade walnut wafers, and sleeping outside last night. :) Thanks for sharing, and for prompting me to stop and see the things I have to be grateful for! xx

    P.s How exciting that you're almost done with college! It sounds like you have some wonderful plans. :)

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    1. I'm glad you agree! I have not read her book or blog but I've heard of her, and would love to put into practice counting my blessings more tangibly each day.

      Thanks girl! :) Taking road trips with friends is LITERALLY THE BEST. I am about to go on Spring Break and want to go on an adventure ASAP.

      Thank you for your sweet comment! Hope you are well! <3

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  2. Aw, this post made me smile (and want a strawberry milkshake).

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    1. That strawberry milkshake was EVERYTHING!

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  3. Oh Erin you're such a cute and funny person, I laughed so much at that cardboard pun haha, and daydreaming is the best! <3

    www.rainandrecords.blogspot.com

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    1. Aw, you are so sweet! This comment made me smile so much. Thanks for your kind words! :)

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  4. 1. Health. Being sick for two weeks really put it into perspective of how lucky I am to have good health and to not have cancer or a terminal illness in which I'd be constantly sick.

    2. My dog. I love my floppy eared, always patient and forever loyal dog.

    3. Jasmine Green tea. Many health benefits, it carried me through my sickness when coffee couldn't, and it smells lovely and floral.

    :)

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    1. Good health is such a massive thing to be thankful for! I've been thinking about this lately and how grateful I am for legs and lungs and just being able to see and experience the world. And mmm, tea sounds lovely! I want to start drinking a little bit of tea in the morning. It sounds beautiful! <3

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  5. THIS IS SO GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. People who make my heart sing.

    2. Falling asleep after a long, long day.

    3. Gorgeous sunsets.

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    1. Every single one of these things are so wonderful! <3 I think it's just amazing that God gives us sunrises and sunsets each day. Love it!

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Go with grace.