Saturday, February 23, 2013

The Sadness Handkerchief

I go months and months without crying real tears. And then one day they all come out, representing every emotion repressed or previously misled. Today I couldn't find the right distraction. My husband A has a lot going on. Everyone feels so far away. Most of them are at least a plane ride.

From my bed I saw a perfect little white handkerchief with the letter B embroidered on the corner, perched on the mantel. It's been untouched by tears, perfectly preserved in the old cigar box painted powder blue. It was a gift of thanks with meaning deeper than I can explain in words. It felt the right time to put it to use. I wrote down a few words on small pieces of paper. Short. Sweet. Telling words. Words that belong to my heart. That are for my eyes only.

I share this because we all have sadness that creeps out from the darkness. And maybe letting it out one word, one tear or one thought at a time will provide you with the relief it provided me.

BPositive and BFree!


Thursday, February 14, 2013

Road Trip Flashback #1

It's fulfilling to look back on our experiences. They build our character and teach us things about ourselves we never knew. A and I decided to do a blog series together remembering our life road trip through Instagram photos. We both agreed we were glad not to have this technology at the time (talk about distracting!) but we're sure glad to have it now :) enjoy some "enhanced" versions of moments on a really significant journey.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Here's to I Love You

A and I have never really been ones to celebrate Valentine's Day. We're not strangers to the romantic dinner or coming home with surprises, but we've always struggled to find excitement for this one particular day that we all simultaneously celebrate.

It's not that I'm anti-valentines day. In fact I love any day that people choose to celebrate love and not hate. We spend so much of our time finding the flaws in the world. What's not refreshing about a day devoted to the compassion in our hearts?

Although A and I probably won't do anything out of the ordinary on the 14th of February I wanted to recognize that I'm glad we have a day devoted to love. I still have the valentines day cards my dad gave me growing up and I like hearing about people's plans and how they choose to celebrate. Love is a good topic. We should have more days about love!

This February I got crafty (I know...what month do I not get crafty?) I get to see A everyday and tell him I love him but I don't get to do that for the other loves in my life. It's one of the ways I know how to show I care. Making things truly comes from the heart and I'm glad to have so many to share it with.

Happy day of love!

BPositive and BLoving!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Call me domestic...

A and I like to start our morning together. It's easy to be distracted by iPads and morning text messages. But I try and make it a point to make breakfast and sit together. Even it's just sitting sleepily at the same table (I'm a bit more of a morning person than A....)

Call me domestic, but I love to cook. The art of preparing something that is nourishing and vibrant is exactly what I need to start my day. Veganism has given me the opportunity to make all sorts of things for breakfast that I may not have made in the past. I thought I'd share some photos from our morning.

It takes a little extra effort but it makes all the difference in how we start our day. Happy morning friends!