2 Mar

20 things that have been making me happy recently…

1. 365 til 30

2. my hot pink nails

3. when Brian wakes me up in the morning with a kiss

4. cooking with my grandmother

5. iced coffee

6. conversations with Chantal even though she’s far away.

7. fun meetings

8. this note from the universe

The presumption, Kate, at all times and under all circumstances, should always be that you are good enough, worthy enough, and lovable enough. And that you are exactly the right kind of person, in the right place, at the right time. Otherwise, you wouldn’t have been instilled with such dreams in the first place. 
Love you, The Universe

9. cooking a Mexican feast with Taline

10. celebrating Brian’s birth

11. eating chocolate cake for breakfast

12. researching hotels for the road trip

13. this Rumi poem


This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.

The dark thought, the shame, the malice.
meet them at the door laughing and invite them in.

Be grateful for whatever comes.
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.

— Jelaluddin Rumi,
translation by Coleman Barks

14. a hysterical date night with my little brother.

15. the smell of jasmine

16. writing post 129

17. long slumbers 4 nights in a row

18. clear focus

19. babies giggles

20. sessions with Maggi

What’s been making you guys happy recently??


5 Responses to “128”

  1. barbarapotter March 2, 2012 at 1:21 pm #

    You make me smile as usual.

  2. bhg March 2, 2012 at 1:31 pm #

    _seeing my photography framed and hung.

  3. Chantal March 2, 2012 at 4:27 pm #

    I love you.. And Rumi is my ultimate favorite… I Always love catching up.. and look forward to seeing you soon, on your next road travels

  4. fivereflections March 2, 2012 at 10:00 pm #

    oh beyond this list
    childhood dreams and stirring thoughts
    tiptoe into time

    David in Maine USA

  5. Jkrau March 6, 2012 at 11:25 pm #

    Thank you for this! I randomly found your blog months ago, can’t recall how, but I liked it enough to bookmark it….. and now having stumbled across it again a few days after my 24th birthday, I’m thinking maybe I should do a 365 til 25 project! You’ve given me just the inspiration I need to get up off this couch 🙂

    (Although blog-browsing from the couch does have its benefits… like stumbling across said inspiration.)

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