January 23, 2011

on contentment...

This weekend was divine.


Time with sweet friends, sunshine on my shoulders, driving with the windows down, and listening to a new favorite song. A morning spent strolling through thrift shops with a sweet friend, a delicious lunch, encouraging conversation, and a coffee mug full of Butterfinger ice cream.

Nights filled with sweet dreams, sleeping in and staying under the covers for an extra thirty minutes, a head full of ringlets, and wearing a new (yet thrifted) dress. Looking at my body and smiling with contentment, phone calls with sisters, happy tears, and catching up on the latest season of my favorite show.

Time spent with myself, baking muffins while singing to Ingrid Michaelson, a cool breeze through an open window, and a clean duplex. Driving to LA on a warm afternoon, a light heart, sharing stories and secrets with close friends, and filling the first page of a new journal.

The past couple days have been just what I've needed. I love those moments that make you almost swell with happiness, the ones that give you such an emotional high that you wonder how you could ever second-guess anything about who you are or where you are or what you should be doing.

When it comes down to it, I'm incredibly happy. I'm incredibly blessed. Days like these help me remember that.

21 comments :

  1. I love days when the little things are the best things. :)

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  2. Ingrid Michaelson makes everything better. : ) Glad you had such a wonderful weekend!

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  3. I'm super jealous of the clothing swap afternoon. Reason one trillion I need to move to LA. Happy you're feeling so content, my love. Miss you terribly.

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  4. Sounds wonderful and beautiful! Glad 2011 is rockin' for you so far! ^_^

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  5. Oh what a beautiful post. Sounds like such a lovely and well deserved weekend. I am so happy to hear how wonderful life is treating you. I just love your posts and the wonderful way that you describe every day events.
    ((Hugs))
    Sherryn

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  6. This on a cold, grey English morning when I've had a bad nights sleep and am in a bad mood, brought a smile to my face!

    Becky
    http:/oldheadonyoungshoulders.blogspot.com

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  7. Those days are the absolutely best. I hope they continue to be happy and beautiful and restful!

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  8. Ahhhh I know exactly what you mean. Sometimes it's good to remember that the sun always shines, even when it's cloudy. Your weekend sounds so lovely!

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  9. I love days like that too. Wishing you many more this year!

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  10. Sounds like such a lovely weekend. Don't you just love when the simple things remind you of just how happy and wonderful life is?

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  11. you have such a beautiful soul :) your blog always makes me happy

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  12. You made my day yesterday and today. Thanks, doll! Keep shining and getting your Vit D. <3

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  13. One of your best! Thank you for this smile you brought to my lips. I have a sore throat so I was feeling a bit down. Now I am smiling.

    You are the sweetest.

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  14. I've been on an Ingrid kick for MONTHS now. I love her.

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  15. I LOVE how freaking happy you are in this. LOVE IT!

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  16. what a fabulous weekend, so lovely.

    also i miss you. clearly.

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  17. yay for contentment - what a wonderful feeling!

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  18. That sounds like the most wonderful weekend ever! Ingrid Michaelson is pretty great! I hope to make some blueberry muffins this weekend. Yummmm. Hope this weekend is just as lovely for you! Oh, and huzzah for being twin favorite pens soul sisters! <3 xoxo

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