(Which reminds me of a comment made from one of our Sunday School students on Sunday. Ryan and I were asking the class about different criticisms/questions that we, as Mormons, receive from the world. Like, "how come you never drink, have sex, etc." And this one boy offered his example of a question we receive - "How many moms do you have?" Given plural marriage and everything. And a young woman on the other side of the room quickly added, "yes, that makes sense because I was re-birthed 15 times." haha!!)
Well, I wouldn't have minded that. Think of all those birthdays!
I didn't plan a single thing for myself this year. Because tax season ended two days ago and I am still in full recovery, and also, Ryan and I are flying to Cabo tomorrow with some friends. So that will be MORE than adequate of a birthday celebration.
This morning I woke up to texts from my friend's already, and it continued throughout the day. I love this love! I love having memory of all my friends and why our friendship is so special.
Then I cuddled with Ryan for a long time, and he just loves me so much and kept telling me! I LOVE mornings when we are up early enough that we can just lounge together and not have a care in the world. And also, even if there were cares to be had in the world, I don't care about them on my birthday.
Then I worked out, which is my favorite way to start every day!! And then I went for a run/walk in the sunshine. Another favorite. And I listened to all my favorite Pandora stations. Right now, I'm eating up the Matt Kearney station. I love work-out clothes. I love the sunshine. The trees. The mountains. The clear sky. I love it all! It's my birthday! And then I went to the library to pick up some books on hold for my Cabo trip. I LOVE LIBRARY's.
So that inspired this post. I just want to post about what I love! All about me, myself, and I and what makes my heart go ding, ding, ding!
I love the book Big Magic. I'm listening to it again right now! This is my 4th or 5th time listening to it (in just the last 4 months). I LOVE Elizabeth Gilbert. She is to me as Brene Brown is to the rest of the world.
I love going to plays.
I love eating grapefruits in the morning sun.
I love really good-hearted people.
I love Pippi Longstocking! She is so rad, and I like to think about her.
I love the Honey Nut Cheerios commercial on Hulu with the moms dancing hip-hop with their kids.
I love the Gospel and the way it makes me think from a lot bigger of a context. I love the way it makes me feel like my best self.
I love opening all the blinds every morning. Because that's what my mom did. And also, I tell Ryan it's because I'm a "sun baby."
I love writing and journaling.
I love reading in bed before I go to sleep.
I love feeling inspired and coming across little things each day that make me feel that way.
I love daydreaming about our future kids and meditating with them and playing outside with them and laughing together a lot.
I love good quotes, and I collect them endlessly.
I'm happy to be me and to born in the spring! HAPPY DAY!
Upward and onward,