I recently read this article via Twitter, which really spoke to me as to what I have been trying to do with these weekly “Luke 6:45” posts. Laura Vanderkam wrote a journal one summer to remember the moments she never wanted to forget. I found that this is exactly my focus. Finding complete and utter bliss in something each day allows me to continue to recognize how lucky I am to have the life I am living, despite the ups and downs. I, too, want “specific evidence–evidence that would conjure up detailed memories-that I had an awesome life.” I am so blessed, and I know it, thanks to the moments I experience and the people God brings into my life and I am so grateful.
Sunday – Every time I spend with Avery makes me so happy to have her in my life. The AFC half was such a great milestone for the both of us and sharing it with her was priceless!
Monday – I headed to a C1 in Hillcrest after work, and began my marathon training with a short 3 mile run. No rest days for me after the AFC half! I was so pleased with how my body handled the constant running.
Tuesday – My awesome senior Sarah baked me and the other staff pumpkin bread! Pumpkin? Pure love. One of the ways to my heart.
Friday – On the drive home from LA, I passed by my house in Irvine and spent time with my parents, who I haven’t seen in a few weeks. We had great conversation and I am so grateful to have parents who love me so much.
Saturday – Avery came over for pretty much the kind of night I wish I had more often. We cooked dinner, headed to Extraordinary Desserts, watched Pride and Prejudice, drank wine, and stayed up talking until we realized it was almost 2 o’clock in the morning! Just the kind of night I needed with a great friend.
Whether it is one word or one paragraph a day, I encourage you to give it a try! There is so much joy in each day to recognize.