Saturday, November 10, 2012

Day 22: Little Bit of Classy

So this morning -- in my email -- was this quote:

In the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Success: To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition, to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded." 

Those words have stayed with me all day. I want to laugh more, find beauty in the simple, nurture a garden patch, make a difference. 

And this quote? It reminded me of that. 

Another incredible factor of my day: Night of Worship at Foster. Once again, a group of kids sang their hearts out to their God onstage. I love listening to other people sing. But when it's a bunch of young people, it's special. It makes me cry with joy. And tonight--those kids definitely made me cry. Good job, music team.

Another cool thing about my day? I got my nails done. I've never done that before--and I'm not exactly sure how long it will last. I'm a country girl at heart--barefoot, socks on the sidewalk, blue jeans, and tragically I'm quite comfortable in a ponytail (tragic as it's not exactly my best look). And I wouldn't call 'gel nails' a real country girl thing. But? I like them for now. They make me feel better--even classy when, really, I'm not. It's something I've always wanted to try so now I can say that I have. A 'check' on my bucket list. 45 minutes of pampering.

Lots of joy.

And one more thing to mention: my friend Jacque and I talked for over an hour tonight. We've been friends for forever--literally since I was in high school. But over the past year we've reconnected and talk or text weekly. I relish our conversations as I am free to say anything, reveal everything.

Love her.

1 comment:

  1. Love that Jacque girl, too! She is a bit of amazing. But on a different note, isn't it odd that we can't just get a book of bucket lists and pick one out for ourselves. We can't because we are all so different. Gel nails are NOT on my bucket list - however, I could get a pedicure weekly, maybe even more often than that, and be oh, so tickled pink!


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