December 9, 2010

today i believe...

... that homemade cornbread comforts like nothing else.

... that sunlight twinkling in the snow makes 12 degree weather semi-bearable.

... that cozy knitted mittens make you feel eight years old again.

... that better 'n peanut butter really is better than peanut butter.

... that menial chores--laundry, dishes, vacuuming--can be oddly therapeutic.

... that sometimes, only your sister can understand.

... that getting away, even if only for a few days, gives you room to breathe.

... and that awareness--in all its forms--is so, so important.

(Photo: emmy.leah)


Annika said... [Reply to comment]

all these things are so true! the fifth sentence is my excuse whenever i have to study and am stressed :)! i love your blog :)!

Lillian Chang said... [Reply to comment]

I love your "today I believe"s :) But for this list, I especially love the last one. I've took a really life/soul-changing meditation workshop this past weekend that taught me so much about awareness and how to get a little bit of distance so that you could come back to yourself. Awareness really is SO important! :)

DT said... [Reply to comment]

so true, all of it...

lrs said... [Reply to comment]

i like the 'menial chores' one - sometimes vacuuming gives me the best 'thinking time.'

steph said... [Reply to comment]

i get so excited everytime i see you did a "today i believe..."

LOVE cornbread
LOVE better n PB
LOVE mittens

and im taking that getaway this weekend for some much needed breathing room!

my name is lauren. said... [Reply to comment]

mittens totally make me feel 8 too :).

Kendra said... [Reply to comment]

Dearest Star Pseud!
You are so right. Menial chores CAN be therapeutic :) This totally changed my perception today as I was cleaning my kitchen.


Ana* said... [Reply to comment]

Cornbread <3

Rachael said... [Reply to comment]

I agree on the 'sister' post! I'm lucky to have my sister in my life.
I have never hear of Better 'n' peanut butter! Love the name!
Love all the posts you do by the way! Really thoughtful and thought provoking!

wilybrunette said... [Reply to comment]

mmm. so lovely. except i can't stand better than peanut butter (but maybe that's because it reminds me of those years when i ate no real food and was a slave to the whims of diets that didn't work)

Laura Darling said... [Reply to comment]

I completely agree with you about the mittens! I love them! So cozy and fun!