02 May

Saturday Sentiments

Last night, as Joel and I were driving out of Durham, I was ranting endlessly about something stupid that happened at work and was still frustrating me, and Joel stopped me and said…

“I care about what you’re saying, but you also need to look at the sky, because it’s pretty, and I don’t want you to miss it.”

And that’s basically why I married that man.  He has a much better handle on what’s important in life than I do.

I can be pretty doom and gloom at times, especially this week.  And this list is definitely a reflection of that side of me.  More specifically, though, this is a list of things that got me thinking.  They made me stop and go “hmm…”  My only hope is that it would help you do the same.

I’m a little late to be sharing this, but after reading it last weekend (thanks to Joy the Baker), I couldn’t not share.  We’ve got to figure out what to do about all these missing men.

I belong to so many privileged classes in America.  Sometimes, I forget that.  Embarrassing, but true.  Hearing the story of a less privileged person gives me the perspective I need.

I’ve been telling my kids all week that it’s ok to make mistakes.  It’s not ok to not learn from those mistakes.  Please let us learn.

Somebody asked me when slavery ended.  I gave them a funny look.  This is why.

I think we can all agree on how stupid we were in college.  Unfortunately, Mississippi police don’t care.

It’s interesting to read about another person’s struggle to fit into the social aspect of religion.

I very much want to eat all of my broccoli this way.

Breakfast?  Cookies?  Yes, please.

And I’m off to hang out with my mom, grandmother, and nephews.  Peace.

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