Monday, April 14, 2014

Day 11

Some days choosing to be happy is an easy task and other days it takes a bit more effort. Today was one of those days I had to really try hard! Not for any specific reason, I'm just having kind of a blah day. I'm tired and was feeling a bit uninspired when it came to finding my daily happy thing.

I was laying on my bed this afternoon having a little bit of quiet time and I was thinking about my day and what has made me happy today. There were some little things. I took Clarissa back to the allergist today for a follow up and her allergy medicine is working. That makes me happy! When we left the allergy office the sun was shining and it was a beautiful day. Sunny spring days make me happy. A friend called me today and we chatted for a bit and phone calls from friends always make me happy. I've started doing daily scripture study with Josh and today we made it a full week in a row without missing a day and that makes me happy! 

So as I was laying there I realized that my day was happier than I was giving it credit for. I might have been tired and feeling a bit unmotivated, but the happy moments were there, as they always are, even on the blah days. That was a nice thing to realize.

But unfortunately I didn't take any photos of those happy moments for my project! So as I was laying there thinking about what I could take my daily photo of, I looked over and noticed a lip balm on my nightstand.

Anyone who knows me well knows me I have a weird thing with lip balm. I collect it. If you dug through my nightstand drawer right now you'd probably find 20 of them. There are at least 5 in my purse. I don't even want to think of how many are in my bathroom or the cupboards and drawers in my kitchen. I don't know what it is about lip balm, but I love it. I especially love it if it comes in an unusual container or flavor. I'm kind of a sucker for them, I buy them everywhere I go. When I went to Korea I bought one in the airport within 10 minutes of getting off the plane. Four and a half years later, I still have it! It's a cool container. 

Several years ago I actually even learned how to make my own lip balm, and it was kind of awesome, if I do say so myself! I researched the ingredients, bought them in bulk from cosmetic supply companies online and made my own lip balm for quite a while. I even taught a few classes on how to make it. It was a big hit for a bit. I should get back into that. It was fun. 

Anyway, so basically I'm a lip balm hoarder, lol. There are worse things to hoard, I suppose. It's cheap and doesn't take up a lot of space. And my lips are soft and they taste nice, lol! That's only good news for Shawn though. :) 

So this afternoon I decided to pull the good camera out and give lip balm a photoshoot. I chose one that I bought in a church bookstore recently. It smells good and the message on the wrapper is significant to me. 

So here is my happy photo of the day. Lip balm makes me happy! 


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