Inhale the Future, Exhale the Past.

I know it has been awhile since I’ve posted, but I needed some time away from the internet.  I needed to deal with the whirlwind of emotions causing destruction in my brain.      What a week.  I am thankful for the young girls I work with so much.  They sensed my sadness and frustration despite my trying to hide it while at work.  They were a great support this week.  We decided to commit some Random Acts of Kindness to cheer not only me, but other people up too.  We got crafty and decorated bookmarks with short inspiration quotes, doodles, borders and stickers and then on Friday, we went to every Little Free Library we could find and hid our bookmarks in a book to surprise an unsuspecting reader.  We had originally planned to hide them at the public libraries closest to us, but the flaw in our plan was that it was a holiday and the libraries were closed.  We found around 10 Free Little Libraries,  but the girls we all wanted to keep going, so we went to a bookstore and put a bunch of book marks in popular and new release books  that we were sure people would be buying soon for Christmas gifts.  It really lifted my spirit to see them enjoy doing something so simple.  Our plan for this coming week is to paint rocks with positive words and leave them for people to find around town.  They are really excited about this one because they love to paint.  We collected rocks as we searched for the Free Little Libraries on Friday.  I can’t wait to see what designs they come up with and which words they choose.  We also plan to do a few more bookmarks and hide them at the library we go to on Thursdays to do homework before volleyball practice.

I took this week’s picture on my way out to pick up the girls for our crazy day.  I was trying to get out of my funk and find positive things in the world around me to appreciate on my walk to my car and saw this tree with these beautiful bright red leaves.  It’s the little things.  Here’s to another, hopefully more positive, week!!

Sunday Trees 261 (Becca Givens)