This week has been a roller costar of emotions for me, but I’m ending it feeling truly blessed and happy about life. After getting home from my trip, I was feeling pretty tired and sick…literally. I had one day to rest up and was then hurled back into life and a busy schedule. We managed to push through work, midterms, and a nasty case of the stomach flu—and needless to say, we’re alive. I feel disappointed at myself when looking back on it now. I started the week feeling tired and wanting the people around me to feel sorry for me. As the week progressed and the workload seemed to keep piling up, I became touchy and worst of all; a complainer. In my pathetic state I happened upon an article that has helped me view life a little differently. The article is titled, “Living a Life with Peace, Joy, and Purpose”—intriguing right? To accomplish this goal, one of the things that the author suggests is to NOT complain.
He states, “Life isn’t always fair. That’s a fact. But it’s always charged with marvelous opportunities if you know how to find them.”
Days might completely suck, but my life doesn’t. My life is amazing, and I am forever grateful for the love I experience, the joy I feel, and the countless blessing that I receive each day.
Anyway, thanks for letting me share my “ah-ha” moment of the week. On a lighter note, I certainly can’t complain about today’s Friday Finds theme of “Metallic Love”. Just as we’re a little obsessed with stripes and polka dots, we’re as equally obsessed with almost anything metallic! Why do we love them so much? Metallics are considers to be neutral meaning that they pair nicely with almost anything, and they easily give any space or outfit that added “wow” factor. Below are some of great metallic pieces that have caught our eye lately:
1. DIY Gold Geometric Lamp Tutorial | by Sara M. Dorsey Designs
2. Bronze Desk Chair | by the OPAL Design Group
3. Metallic I-phone Case | from Amazon
4. Metallic Glass Jars Tutorial | by A Beautiful Mess
5. DIY Metallic Fridge Magnets | by KOJO-Designs
6. DIY Metallic Pencil Skirt | Cotton and Curls
7. Metallic Skinny Belt | from Old Navy
8. Embroidered Metallic Pillow | from West Elm
If all of these wonderful metallic finds didn’t fill your craving, take a look at the touch of metallic I add to my home with my DIY Silver Lamps.
I hope all of you have a fantastic weekend and I challenge you to smile!
“Life is not all that bad. You will soon learn that everybody has problems and nobody wants to hear about yours. Put those things aside and smile. Have a good sense of humor… I will tell you a secret of how to wake up in the morning with a smile on your face no matter how you feel: go to bed with a coat hanger in your mouth. Remember, a good sense of humor helps you greatly.”