Cattails, Rabbit Trails, and Thistlefish: March 2014

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Rained Parades & Scrambled Plans

When life rains on your parade... also gives you coffee shops.

Thankful for:
Rainy days
Scrambled plans
Coffee shops
(even the ones with crowded tables and very few outlets)
Intimidations conquered
Really big hugs
and forehead kisses.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

And a Really Happy Selfie

Sometimes there are days that are just so beautiful and perfect - from the weather to the postponed assignments to the songs on the radio to the way Starbucks made your coffee.
Then sometimes there are days that seem to banter you and bother you and nag you and wear you out and make you wish you hadn't gotten out of bed at all.
And that's when you break into a smile and take a really happy selfie because this life isn't eternity, and what happens here can't keep you down.

It's really important sometimes to take a step back and remember that where you're at isn't where you'll always be.

My life is AWESOME. I am not complaining by any means.
But, like, I've mentioned before, I'm just worn out! There's a lot going on.
and everything is an adventure when you live it that way.

So even if it's not one of those beautiful days when the radio plays all your favorite tunes and the barista makes your coffee perfectly,
take a second to smile.
And take a really happy selfie.
And then smile some more,
because you're a beautiful individual,
and life is worth living with a tenacious smile on your face.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Enough of an Enough

I got off work early because it was raining ice. Literally. I drove home slowly, and then sat in my driveway as I watched the round pieces of sleet hit my warm windshield and turn to tiny water-balls. Such small things...

I've been learning about a quiet heart lately, and the importance of it. In changing circumstances, the quiet hearts are the only ones that remained stayed on what is really unchanging.
Because really, all that we have in this world can be stripped from us in a moment. And my hurried heart is constantly grabbing at, and saving up, those little things that could be gone in a day. His goodness and faithfulness are there always; I don't need to grab for anything.

I don't want a hurried heart. I don't want to miss watching the sleet melt on my windshield, or be so impatient that I don't sit still long enough to be sneezed on by one of my little sisters.
Sometimes an extra breath, an extra word or smile, an extra kiss. It all could mean the world.

Letting Him and His acceptance be enough. Enough of an enough that if all was taken away in an instant that I would still be steady. To be that kind of woman...

Hope ya'll's March is off to a GREAT start. My spring break started off with snow...ha. Ironic.
Love, Case