Monday Lovin’

Things I’m loving right now 🙂 (This post inspired by my very talented photographer friend, Sami! Check out her photo/life blog.

These three books, so good, so different. A story of a brave young woman who stands up for education of girls in the Middle East, a witty, sassy and heartbreaking teen novel, and a challenging read about how to live a life that matters, now. One of the 2014 goals was to read more, and man, I never realized how much I would enjoy it.

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photo 2Starbucks’ Caramel Macchiato isa taste of spring and a necessity during long work weeks. When I gave up sweets for lent, I didn’t think I’d turn to coffee. It’s a taste of heaven though. (Yes, I made a friend take a picture of me with my coffee ;))

These J.Crew shiny new earrings; they are oh so fun and so easy to wear. The best part – I was patient enough to wait for them to go on sale.

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James’ writes, “be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.” And it’s KICKING my butt. I’m quick to speak and quick to anger. Doubt it? Just ride in a car with me during rush hour – I’m oh so quick to honk my horn. I want to listen better. I want to pause before I start talking so I can really hear what someone is saying and respond to them, not just make it all about me, my opinions and my experiences. I want my friends and co-workers to feel known and that starts with them feeling heard. I think that’s the root of what James is saying – listen first, then speak because the truth matters. Let’s speak truth, but we gotta listen first.

Happy Monday!

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