what’s not to love
Besides the fact that I’ve been pretty busy with school work, I’ve really been taking some time to enjoy a couple of simple things in life right now.
And if I’ve learned anything at all, it’s to appreciate those moments of bliss, little delights, and savory unexpected loves.
Here’s a quick list of what I’m loving:
[Please make note that I abstained from including chocolate, nutella, and peanut butter from this list. Though, trust me. They are frequent visitors to my desk. Keep your friends close. Keep your enemies closer.]
1. The days are longer! While some may think this is ideal for getting more work done, (and those some people may be right) it’s also mentally uplifting. It’s tough when your body “thinks” the day is over just because it’s pitch black out at 5PM. With more daytime, there’s more sunlight.
More sun, more shine, more smiles.
Corny? Yes. True? Double yes.
2. Flowers are really starting to bloom. Even if we’re not quite there with daisies, they’ll be making their appearances soon enough. And while I’m not one for receiving flowers (save yourself the money and me the dishonest “thank you”), they’re uplifting and encouraging to see.
Hey, if they can make it with all this crazy weather, then I can make it through the end of senior year.
3. You might have noticed a trend by now that ties along with warmer weather and sunshine. Obviously this means ice-cream places are replacing their boarded up windows with cheery staff. Because you know they love putting rainbow sprinkles on your cone as much as you love eating it. And another thing! This photo was taken in California last summer. Yes, I had to travel to Cali to go to a self-serve fro-yo place.
The best news ever? There’s one opening up down the street from me.
The bad news? I might be gone by then.
Then again, this might be very good for my unemployed bank account.
Yes, making faces in photos makes the fro-yo taste even better (if you can even imagine that…)
4. Speaking of yogurt, I’ve been devouring this Chobani stash like no one’s business. Actually, that’s a lie. I’ve been limiting myself. I keep telling myself that the protein will only help me improve with work and assignments. But I want them to last forever, and while that’s not possible, I can at least make my stash last until the expiration date.
PS. I was never one for flavored yogurt besides the basic berry flavors.
5. The other night I went to a Bible Study group for the first time. It was beautiful and honestly just what I needed, especially during Lent. The discussions were enlightening, the people were great, and the timing was perfect. I can’t even be sad that I didn’t know about it/them until it’s basically a countdown until graduation.
That’s when you know it was good.
That’s when you know God has His plan.
What simple thing(s) are you enjoying right now?
Which do you prefer: hard ice-cream, soft-serve, or frozen yogurt? I’m all about the frozen yogurt. My go-to order is the chocolate and vanilla swirl in a cup (ALWAYS) with colored sprinkles. That changes when it comes to self-serve, though. The Northeast really needs to get it going with the self-serve shops. We are missing out over here!