love, life, and the pursuit of liberation
This Friday, I’m especially thankful. Beyond being thankful that I’m leaving cold a$$ Boston after a week there for work (think 3 degree weather), I have so many other reminders that healing isn’t all tears and sadness, but can be quite beautiful and affirming.
1- Eye Makeup– Three weeks ago I had LASIK surgery, and was super excited to cross something else off my 101 things list. What I didn’t know at the time was that I wouldn’t be allowed to wear eye makeup for two weeks afterwards. I’m so excited to be on the other side now with 20/20 vision AND being able to wear my beloved mascara and eyeliner.
Check me out!
2- Praise songs– I’ve had a few really, really hard days where I didn’t want to get out of bed. I am so thankful for gospel songs to get me through from the tried and true type like “His Eye is on the Sparrow” to “Blessed and Highly Favored.” I don’t care how metaphysical and New Thought you might get, there is NOTHING like gospel music to speak directly to your heart.
3- Gladiators—It is no secret that I’m obsessed with Scandal and all things Olivia Pope/Kerry Washington right now. In fact, I named her as my choice to play me if there ever were to be a movie about my life. One thing in particular about Scandal that resonates with me is the reminder that we all need gladiators in our corner to roll out with suits and marching orders, no questions asked. I have SO many beloved friends who are showing me that no matter how much time has passed, distance that has grown, they will be my true gladiators. I am so thankful to those that have been my counsel and my backbone, that have texted with me, tweeted me, talked, chatted, and cried with me.
4-Pretty things- I had the pleasure of winning this beautiful prize over at Socialite Dreams, and I am ecstatic. Diamonds aren’t a girl’s only best friend. Tiffany blue boxes are as well. Aren’t I so lucky???
So that’s my Friday Feature, a moment to be thankful and to add gratitude to my healing basket. I look forward to sharing and learning more next week. In the meantime, what are you thankful for this Friday?