Hello again friends!
What a week it’s been. Last Friday I was leisurely wrapped up in my fluffiest blanket in Wisconsin and sipping warm apple cider…now I’m frantically downing coffee in an effort to stay awake for my next class here in Nashville. To make it worse, it’s just as cold. Sigh…
Anyways, here are five things you should know about in the world today. The “should” in that sentence is totally optional. But since you’re here, you might as well stick around!
1. Treat yourself to a good breakfast. And by good breakfast, I don’t mean a jumbo stack of chocolate chip pancakes, which are a particular weakness of mine. I’ve been experimenting with kale in a few different recipes and happen to be a fan of them in scrambled eggs. I added turkey, green onions, and a little colby jack cheese, and had something warm and satisfying to come back to after my morning workout (morning workout? Yes, it’s a new year’s thing. Yes, I’m sticking with it.)
2. I started reading Crash the Chatterbox by Steven Furtick this week. It’s about your internal dialogue and how damaging we can be to ourselves. Whether you’re Christian or not, I definitely think it’s shaping up to be a good read. After reading the first chapter, I began to become a little bit more aware of what I’m saying to myself at every second throughout the day. I’ve realized that I am a HUGE over-analyzer, from perceiving people’s reaction’s to a joke I made or wondering about my doctor’s appointment next week! It’s putting a lot of undue stress on me and distracting me from focusing on the present. Looking forward to reading more of this book and learning how to “crash” the chatter. Maybe I’m not the only one…
3. On this day in history, Christopher Columbus thought that he saw mermaids while sailing to the New World. However, they turned out to be manatees. No wonder he remarked that they were “not half as beautiful as they are painted.” I still think they’re kind of cute.
4. Prayers for all those in France who are suffering for their right to have a voice, and that those who have brought this devastation will be brought to justice quickly without endangering any more lives. It is so sad in a world with so much to offer and learn from each other that violence is still seen as an appropriate means to resolve a difference in opinion or thought.
5. Here’s a thought for the weekend by the Greek philosopher Heraclitus:
“There is nothing permanent except change.”
Have a wonderful weekend and stay warm!