capes, coffee, & the color orange

Monthly Archive: August 2012



August 2012



I will dare to live fully right where I am.

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CAPES [something empowering] Feelings of gratitude may come and go, but being grateful is a posture…a state of mind…a choice.  It can be found in the murkiest and darkest places in your life.  Yes, gratitude exists even there.  Today, I am grateful for fresh blueberries, my red corso como flats, the light mist that cooled me off as I went for a run, and a much-anticipated afternoon cupcake date with good friends. 

COFFEE [latest trend or addiction]  Stuffed green olives!!!  Lately, I can’t get enough of them.  But while they are rich in vitamins and antioxidents, watch out, because 1 medium sized green olive can have as much as 300mg of sodium.  It’s no wonder I’ve been waking up in the middle of the night thirsty.

THE COLOR ORANGE [something noteworthy]  This past week, my good friend (a soon to be a mother of 3!) shared with me that at times, she wishes she could be more independent.  I found this interesting, because the majority of the time I long to be rid of my independence.  Why is it that we always seem to want what we don’t have?  Again, today I will choose to be grateful for my freedom; rather than be hindered by my intependence, I will attempt to see it as a gift.  I will dare to live fully right where I am.*

*Inspired by One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are, by Ann Voskamp