Sunday, June 14, 2009

save some space in your mind.



There's been a lot on my mind lately. Things like how I feel so young sometimes and so old other times and slightly unsure about priorities, how it would be nice to stop comparing myself to others in every way and instead love what I am and where I'm at completely, how all it takes is a slight shift in perspective to make everything seem bad or absolutely perfect, or how I often struggle to make sense of my thoughts. But also about how grateful I am because, despite all of that nonsense, I am happy.

Here's hoping you are, too.

23 comments:

  1. That shirt makes me happy.

    I have a sneaking suspicion that your wardrobe is way better than mine.

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  2. Maybe it's Summer, maybe it's genes, but I have lots of thoughts in my brain too. And no cute shirts to take pictures of. No wonder I'm not happy. ;)

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  3. the shirt? $1.99 at savers!

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  4. Here's to gold old simple happiness.

    No more making life more complicated than it needs to be.

    I love that picture that you took! Was that picture taken inside with just window light?

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  5. Um apparently I meant to say Here's to good and not gold old simple happiness.

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  6. Love this, so very true. It seems the older I get the more I become more comfortable with myself and my own choices.

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  7. I love the shirt! I'm so glad you're happy. It sounds like even though a lot may be going on, you're counting your blessings. That will keep you on the happy end of things.

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  8. I think about the same things. Such a lovely picture!

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  9. lovely words, so true, and i am.



    (mmmmmm! can we go get some?!)

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  10. It's like we have the same brain or something. I go through all of those same anxieties once (or twenty times) a day. It's exhausting. Just this weekend, I started out feeling like nothing I do is ever good enough or will ever be as lovely as X, Y, and Z's stuff/blog/house/whatever, but I tell you what: as soon as I got my lawn mowed, I was able to see beyond it all. I felt happy. It was good. And now I'm rambling, but the point is, thank you for sharing your thoughts!

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  11. I've been thinking about that stuff too. I'm reading "Wanting More" by Mark Chamberlain and I've been thinking about Elder Oaks "Good, Better, Best" talk... hoping I can change my ways.

    cute shirt!

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  12. woah.

    it looks like the word "cute" doesn't appear in this blog post even once. if that's not a signal that angela is waxing all heavy and philosphical, i don't know what is.

    p.s. if comparing yourself to other people isn't working for you, try animals. it always works for me.

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  13. I know exactly what you mean... I'm working a lot on the comparison thing.

    Nonetheless, I think it's good to find happiness no matter where you are and what's going on in life.

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  14. Well said. I think we all feel this way. But, you are right what you say about the perspective part. If I keep the right perspective then I find that nothing else matters and that I lead a happy life full of many blessings.

    I'm trying not to compare myself to you right now as I look at this photo because I wish I had a polaroid that works (we have three that don't) and I wish I owned that shirt (and also had the satisfaction of only paying $1.99)!

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  15. so true. thank you for this.

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  16. Very well said Angela. Just thought I would say Hi! It was fun seeing you at Jade's shower a couple months ago.

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  17. Christina -- yes, taken inside with window light (and a tripod too actually).

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  18. I'm sorry, but I just love that picture.

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  19. love this post + love the photo.

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  20. Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!!! I love your way of thinking!

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  21. Oh your picture reminds me i need to clean my room, lol

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  22. Your blog is just lovely...

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  23. hey angela i was on laura and micha blog and seen melzer then it went to ryan and i seen your name its been so long....how is your family. we just moved down we live in florence/queen creek just moved down yesterday and we had our 3rd baby last week. well hope all is good with your family please tell them i said hello.
    kendall bryant

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