Another Friday, another Happiness List! (the first, second, third...) Keeping our focus and continually remembering good things cultivates gratitude and helps our minds get used to seeing goodness and beauty around us–I’m using these weekly lists to train my mind and heart to see light.
1. Seeing Grandma & Grandpa
(1a. being in the Twin Cities, 1b. St. Paul having a heat advisory at 78 degrees)
2. After a long week, a bit of encouragement in Jeremiah 1:7:
“But the Lord said to me,
‘Do not say, “I am only a boy”;
for you shall go to all to whom I send you,
and you shall speak whatever I command you.”
Not least evidenced in my post this week on the Covenant Blog…
3. a trip to Lush while in the Cities…
Since there isn’t a location of my favorite cosmetics store at home in South Carolina, I tried out lots of new products and loaded up…
I fell in love with their solid shampoo when I bought some in Canterbury this summer; so I tried Seanik. I also grabbed Jungle, a solid conditioner, to try (I’m flying, so I couldn’t get lots of liquids). Angels on Bare Skin is one of their most popular cleansers, its scent and exfoliating ground almonds were amazing, but I wanted to try something with a little more power, so I got Dark Angels. It’s intense! But I haven’t experienced the tightness and itchiness that usually accompanies cleansers that are too powerful (like salicylic acid cleansers–for me at least).
I was unexpectedly taken in by a jasmine scent and decided to try some solid perfume, “Lust“! In my defense, I thought I wanted “Karma,” because I so love the smell of the Karma Koba, but when I tested the other few solid perfumes, the flowery-yet-grounded jasmine scent did me in.