April 26, 2012

what i've learned from... radley.

Sometimes you need to make sunshine a priority. Sometimes you need to set up a spontaneous picnic with friends just to soak up the daylight — and yes, the laundry (and the groceries, and the dishes, and all those phone calls) can wait until tomorrow.

Popsicles and/or patience can solve just about anything.

It's important to take time for the people you care about most. Even if it means stepping outside your comfort zone or rearranging your schedule, those moments are worth it. They make you whole.

Happy music can do wonders for your mood. So can YouTube.

Cooking really isn't that hard, so don't be afraid to try something new. Plus, if you do mess up, who cares? There's always cereal. (Or takeout.)

Most of the time, your stress is your own doing. Relax and take care of it, one to-do at a time.

People deserve second chances, and sometimes a third, too. Trust yourself. You'll know in your heart when it's time to step away from a relationship and move on.

Nothing beats blue sky, cold beer, and a baseball game.

Take the high road.

It's possible to wake up happy every single day. It's possible for cool, calm, and collected to be your version of autopilot on a daily basis. (He's like that. Seriously.)

Before you ask for help, try to do it on your own. You may just surprise yourself.

Silly faces and ridiculous dance parties are a crucial part of life. Let loose. Acting childish every once in a while is good for the spirit.

When you're good at your core—really, truly, honestly good—love comes easy.

Trust and empathy are important, but relationships are really built on the little things. Don't overlook the smaller moments, the tiny ways in which you relate and react to each other. Flirt, laugh, stay up late talking about anything and everything, and never forget to show how grateful you are.

(Photo by Cooper Carras)

14 comments:

~BB~ said... [Reply to comment]

love this post. And I needed it today. Such a beautiful list.

Caroline said... [Reply to comment]

I love the ... Take the High Road. Great advice always. Such a sweet post. And the photo is gorgeous!!

jkhdancer07 said... [Reply to comment]

This post is such an uplift. Absolutely love it and will use these tips daily!

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chrissy said... [Reply to comment]

i love your what i've learned lists. they are all so beautiful... the unspoken and some spoken things you learn from the people you love, the people who are important to you.
silly faces and ridiculous dance parties are a crucial part of life! - i love this.
and that is such a beautiful photo!

leyla. said... [Reply to comment]

all great words to live by! i definitely practice some of those on a daily basis, but there many more that i need to implement into my life. thanks for sharing!

leyla.

Allie said... [Reply to comment]

just keeps getting better you two are my idols.

Aimee Katherine said... [Reply to comment]

Beautiful post :)

Dorothy Explor'r said... [Reply to comment]

very sweet post :) and that picture is classic!

dorothy
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Dorothy Explor'r said... [Reply to comment]

very sweet post :) and that picture is classic!

dorothy
theymaysaythatimadreamer.blogspot.com

Betsey said... [Reply to comment]

Adorable, lovely list :)

The Childlike Empress said... [Reply to comment]

oh lovely!!!!!
just lovely....

Kristin said... [Reply to comment]

gorgeous picture. great post!!

AVY said... [Reply to comment]

So cute :)


/Avy

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Laura said... [Reply to comment]

Very inspiring posts and blog, love your style! Would you like to follow each other?