1~Belly Bling & a Growing Up Thing.~1
Look what I did:
Yep, that's a pic of my bedazzled belly! Much to the chagrin of certain family members, I got my navel pierced just over a week ago. No, I don't plan on walking around with my midriff showing all the time now. I got it pierced mostly for myself; I'm learning that it's usually worth it to "go for it" & try new things that I've always thought, "Wouldn't it be neat if..."
Two years ago I decided to have a sideswept bang cut into my hair. I met resistance with that idea, too. However, I am SO GLAD that I got my hair styled the way I wanted, and so far I'm very happy with my belly piercing, too. I think a 22 year~old can decide these things for herself, especially since they are rather inconsequential! ; )
& if you're offended by my picture... join the club! ; )
2~My Gift Girls.~2
One blog that I read faithfully is A Holy Experience by Ann Voskamp. Ann recently authored a book entitled One Thousand Gifts. There's a book club over at (in)courage for this book; I'm following along with the book club in a semi~participatory fashion as I seek to keep up with reading the chapters on top of all of my required daily activities.
Under the "meet the readers" section of the One Thousand Gifts website, there is a slideshow of readers with their One Thousand Gifts books. I don't think mine has been added yet, but I submitted the picture shown above, one of me with the book & five of my blessings. I look ALL KINDS OF CRAZY in this photo, but I love love love how sweet these five little girls look. Each one's personality is so apparent simply by viewing this photo.
My brother is now engaged! I will finally have the big sister that I always wanted!
I didn't get permission to post their picture on my blog, but surely a pic of the bling is in order since that seems to be the theme of the day!
The wedding will be in October. Yay Tyler & Bethany! : )
It's easy to tell what ancient cultures held as their sacred objects of worship. My prof said something during a lecture the other day that really made me think. He said that if future societies were to analyze our physical artifacts and our patterns of life, they would think that we worship. . .
Think about it. What governs our day? What do our schedules revolve around?
When is the only instance an otherwise well-meaning person would deny another person proper acknowledgement/attention/concern? Probably if time was running out!
Even the expression referring to time "running out".. being depleted... shows how valuable time is to us.
What is placed at the highest, most prominent place in most rooms? Not a religious symbol of any kind!
Sometimes I have to stop & remind myself that here is now.
Breathe. I am here in this moment.
Linking up with Miscellany Monday today.