Each weekend, I like to share articles or posts that I consider noteworthy during my week of reading (blogs or otherwise around the web), whether they encourage, challenge, inspire, or just flat-out make me laugh. Sometimes these are “current” links (recently written), and sometimes they’re older articles that I just happened to stumble upon in the past week. I hope you enjoy!
Episode #77 of the Art of Simple podcast, where Tsh talks to one of my favorite bloggers and authors, Emily Freeman. My favorite part was when Emily talked about learning to pay attention to what makes us come alive – I’ve heard her talk about this many times, but something about the WAY she said it this time made me pause the podcast and then rewind, just to listen to and drink in her words again. It also tied in perfectly with another favorite blog post from this week…
“Stocking the Pond” by Shauna Niequist – “The first step in writing happens way before the typing: it’s the stocking of the pond. Take notes on your phone, snap pictures, scribble on the back of receipts–notice everything. The first part of writing is noticing.” [emphasis added]
“Give Me Gratitude or Give Me Debt” by Glennon Doyle Melton – The perfect antidote to my all-too-Pinterest-saturated sighs and wistfulness toward my house sometimes. I needed this reminder. Maybe you do, too?