And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

i was in an unreasonably sad mood earlier.  for literally no reason whatsoever.  i laid in bed, fully clothed, demanding to do nothing for the remainder of the day (at about 11am…).  i was unshakably sad. making me unjustifiably mean to my undeserving husband.  but, he brushed it off, took me to visit local farmers and artists. we browsed through country antique shops and wine boutiques. we bought farm fresh produce and local wine for dinner.  he grilled, and decided my job would be to keep him company as he manned the fire.  after he cleaned he took me to pick out new furniture for my brand new fancy office, which he promptly assembled for me.

he did everything in his power to shake my bad mood, and his efforts did not go unnoticed.  i love that after ten years, he still tries to do whatever in his power to make me happy, and i know how much effort it must take to make someone as high maintenance as i am happy.

i am thankful he pulled me out of my own personal sulk fest, because it turned out to be a beautiful day.  

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.

it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.

the selflessness that marriage requires is the hardest part for me, i am coming to realize.

i find that oftentimes I tend to be selfish, one sided, and biased towards my own want, needs, and feelings. 

i suppose admitting my fault is the first step to getting better.


And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.
Haruki Murakami (via kushandwizdom)



She’s two & her three legged down dog looks better then mine.

So so so so so so adorable!!!!



She’s two & her three legged down dog looks better then mine.

So so so so so so adorable!!!!

The mind is everything; what you think, you become.

I like beginnings because they’re so full of promise. The first page of a book, the first day of a job, the first time you buy yourself flowers, the first date with a new man, the first touch, the first kiss, the first kick of a good liquor, the first moment you hold your own baby. I like beginnings because I know there’s always more to come.
Shyma Perera, Bitter Sweet Symphony (via psych-facts)

(via 110884)

In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary. - Aaron Rose

What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything. -Vincent Van Gogh

It’s bullshit to think of friendship and romance as being different. They’re not. They’re just variations of the same love. Variations of the same desire to be close.
Rachel CohnNaomi and Ely’s No Kiss List (via feellng)

We have to allow ourselves to be loved by the people who really love us, the people who really matter. Too much of the time, we are blinded by our own pursuits of people to love us, people that don’t even matter, while all that time we waste and the people who do love us have to stand on the sidewalk and watch us beg in the streets! It’s time to put an end to this. It’s time for us to let ourselves be loved.
C. JoyBell C. (via kushandwizdom)

travel status.

next week I get to finally leave my awful job.  the week after I go to vegas for a much needed vacation with Nathan, paid for by said awful job. the following weekend I fly down to Atlanta for a week to train for my new fancy job. Nathan will be joining me for his birthday weekend, so we will celebrate the beautiful blessings in our life together while in travel status.  perfect way to start his 26th year of life.  

needless to say, it is all happening.