A Year of Words – Day 31

Our good friend Marvin told Will that his “one little word” for the year is attitude.

When I found this quote, I immediately understood why. Marvin is one of those people that always has a smile on his face. He is always greeting you with a hug, listening intently to your story, or sharing his faith with you (even if it’s through a basketball story). His attitude toward life and toward people is one that acknowledges the blessings in life and pushes aside all of the negativity that the world can drag in.

I’m thankful for friends that have “little words” and attitudes that allow me to reflect on the loveliness of life and be inspired.

I’m also thankful that the last day of January brings my favorite quote/ doodle yet!! (… so far :))


Guilt-Free Lazy Day

After 2 weeks on the road with non-stop fun, we finally crashed.

Today we:

  • binge-watched The Blacklist (finished season 1… now on season 2)
  • ate popcorn for breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • never got out of our pjs
  • doodled and doodled and doodled (okay, that was just me)
  • read out of our new devotional book called Disciplines (how did my Ooma know that it was my one little word?!)
  • drank coffee from our new AeroPress
  • unpacked & reorganized our closets (so that was productive)
  • & felt zero guilt about any of the above activities

The new year is all about starting fresh & refocusing to be a better you, but sometimes that doesn’t look perfect.

Sometimes it looks like coffee grounds on the counter, ink blots in your sketchbook (and maybe on the couch), a clean house with color-coded closets, and a big smile because you’ve been snuggling with your person all day.

2015, you’re treating us well already.