For quite sometime now, Instagram has been my social media of choice. Partly due to the fact I am a legacy in a long line of chronic moment captors, but more importantly because of what it encourages: documentation & preservation, instantly. Similar to this DIY I shared a few months back, Instagram inspires one to slow down and recognize the beauty in life’s smaller moments. All too often, we let small petty occurrences get in the way of what could be a perfect day; meanwhile, copious amounts of small beautiful moments pass by. In attempt to stop this madness, I have decided to start a new series in honor of the little things in life worth admiring. After all who knows, one day you may look back and realize those little things weren’t so little, they were actually pretty grand.
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1. It was the first outdoor run of the season. My phone had died, leaving me tune-less about halfway through my route…a blessing in disguise because nothing could possibly sound quite as sweet at the melting waves crashing against the shore.
2. Well, that was short-lived. It was snowing again, but after a few juicy days of deep-breathing spring air, nothing was going to bring me down…just to be safe, I painted wildflowers while watching winter’s last say.
3. I often take for granted having the opportunity to work with my hands each day. Calligraphy is something I have done since I was just a girl. Now each time I pick up a pen and begin to render the slow and careful curves of the letter forms, I feel somehow at ease and right at home.
4. Winter wasn’t quite finished putting up her last fight, but my boyfriend and I decided to fight back by braving a rather bitter afternoon and drowning out her icy blasts with the calming sounds of Chagrin Falls.
5. Cleveland was glowing on my drive home from work. The sun was glistening off all her windows and steel. I had almost forgotten all the radiance that snow was hiding.
6. Oh to lead the life of a dog…slow down and take 15 minutes to try.
7. I received the most beautiful letter K from my new calligraphy pen pal in Portland, Oregon. Hopefully I will have a chance to share my response with you soon.
8. Nothing says “summer is on its way” like a few scoops of your favorite local ice cream. Hello Jeni’s Banana French Toast & Cedarwood Vanilla.
Be sure to take time to slow down and appreciate the little things this weekend!